You'd think a debate on the future of the UK would be broadcast to all of the UK - well no.
There was slight surprise when it was announced that the only way to watch it outside Scotland would be to use STV's online player.
So they would definitely make sure it was working, right?
Well, it was ominous from the start.
And then it crashed. Not even a little way in. Before it even started, during Emmerdale.
In the absence of live TV they gave thrilling updates on Twitter instead.
Darling: "There are times for the the love of our country it is best to say no."August 5, 2014
STV Player - not able to cope on its own. I'm sure there's a metaphor in there somewhere #indyref— Ben Wright (@wrightben) August 5, 2014
Various solutions were mooted...
This lady didn't quite grasp the urgency of the situation nor the general population's lack of technical expertise.
This man was late to the party and was in for a shock.
Slightly annoying that the #indyref debate isn't being screened outside Scotland. Stv player it is!— Graeme (@GraemeN82) August 5, 2014
People were getting angry.
Oh dear, it doesn't bode well for the future...
A minutes silence will be held at 2200hrs to mark the death of STV player #indyref— robinski (@robinski) August 5, 2014