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Even more Scots were antagonized by the failure of an attempt to establish a loch ness cottage holiday let Scottish colony at Darien on the Isthmus of Panama. Other European countries had obtained great wealth from colonies, and in 1695 the Scots attempted to follow their example. They raised a huge sum of money, and in 1698 sent out colonists to Darien. Unfortunately the expedition ended in disaster, for the site had been badly chosen, and the Spaniards easily attacked and drove off the colonists. The Scots lost all their loch ness cottage holiday let money, and they now turned angrily to blame King William and England for the whole fiasco. The English Parliament and East India Company had been opposed to the scheme, and the king had given no support at all to the Scots.
Difficulties in the Scottish loch ness cottage holiday let economy also helped to create tension between England and Scotland. There had been hopes of real economic advance in Scotland in the early years of the seventeenth century and again during the reign of Charles II, but he civil wars and disturbances had blighted these developments. Increasingly, the Scottish economy stagnated, and soon there was not enough work for the whole population. Many Scots were forced to leave their native land, and during the seventeenth century large numbers of them found work as merchants in Poland and Germany, or as soldiers and mercenaries in the armies fighting in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48). At loch ness cottage holiday let home, the government was compelled to introduce measures to cope with the increasing numbers of poor and unemployed throughout the country, and several laws were passed imposing harsh punishments on vagrants and beggars. By 1672, a Poor Law system had been established whereby each parish had to support its own poor from church collections and incomes from charitable bequests.
Scotland’s overseas trade also suffered during the seventeenth century – when loch ness cottage holiday let England was engaged in wards with France or Holland, Scotland was dragged into the conflict. Since the two countries had the same king, foreign navies and privateers tended to link them together and so treat the Scots as enemies. This meant that by the 1690s, loch ness cottage holiday let Scotland’s trade was overwhelmingly concentrated on the English market. The English government, however, consistently refused to allow the Scots free trade with England or the English colonies. To the Scots, it seemed as if they were having the worst of both words – their links with England through the Crown were interfering with trade to Continental countries, but were not bringing any direct benefits in trade with England itself. Not surprisingly, many people were beginning to declare that the loch ness cottage holiday let situation must be changed. Either Scotland should become independent again with a separate king, or there should be a more complete union between the two countries. Such feelings were further strengthened in the final years of the seventeenth century when a series of bad harvests brought widespread famine and death to many parts of the country.
In this tense and critical loch ness cottage holiday let situation, the politicians of England and Scotland found themselves faced with the problem of making some new arrangements for the succession. The Revolution Settlement had laid down that Queen Anne would succeed William and Mary, but now it appeared that she would remain childless. In 1701, therefore, the English Parliament passed an Act of Settlement stating that the crown would pass to the loch ness cottage holiday let Electress of Hanover, a descendant of James VI and I. The English ministers expected the Scottish Parliament to follow suit. Instead, in 1704, the Scots passed an Act of Security proclaiming that they would restore the ancient house of Stewart unless some arrangements were made for giving Scotland loch ness cottage holiday let access to English and colonial markets.