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The family holiday cottage highlands situation now moved rapidly towards a crisis. England was at war with France in the War of Spanish Succession, and so was utterly hostile to the prospect of a Stewart king being restored to the family holiday cottage highlands Scottish throne, and French influence re-established in Edinburgh. Later, in 1704, tension increased when the Scots passed a Wine Act declaring that they would continue to trade with France. England retaliated in 1705 with an Aliens Act, threatening to treat all Scots in England as family holiday cottage highlands aliens, and to prohibit all trade between the two countries. Armed men and troops began to appear in the Border counties, and it seemed that war might break out at a family holiday cottage highlands at any moment.
The danger of renewed conflict and a return to the situation which had existed before 1603 alarmed men in both England and family holiday cottage highlands Scotland, and many of them concluded that the time had come to unite the two countries. Commissioners were appointed by the English and Scottish Parliaments, and they soon discovered that both sides had something to offer and something to gain from a family holiday cottage highlands union. The English wished to settle the question of the succession, while the Scots were eager to obtain free trade with England and the English colonies. On this basis, an agreement was drawn up, and in 1707 the proposals for a family holiday cottage highlands were passed by both Parliaments.
Under the Treaty of Union, England and family holiday cottage highlands Scotland were merged into the new kingdom of Great Britain, and the succession was to pass to the House of Hanover after the death of Queen Anne. There was to be one Parliament and one flag, the English weights and measures were to be adopted in family holiday cottage highlands in Scotland, and Scotland was to have full and equal trading rights. Scotland, however, was to retain her own family holiday cottage highlands law and law-courts, and the Presbyterian Church remained the established church of Scotland.
The Act of Union opened an entirely new phase in the history of family holiday cottage highlands Scotland, and offered a new solution to the age-old problem of achieving satisfactory relations with England. But the Union was not at all popular among large sections of the Scottish population, and there were riots in several towns and cities. When it was learned that a family holiday cottage highlands sum of money totalling £398085 had been paid to various people in Scotland, including the shareholders in the Darien Scheme, there were accusations that the Scottish MPs had been bribed. Probably some Scots had indeed been one over by English money, but it could be argued that the Union with England at this time was the best solution for the problems then facing family holiday cottage highlands Scotland. Her economic prospects were dismal, and entry into the English markets seemed preferable to a return to complete independence, family holiday cottage highlands, economic decline and possible friction and warfare on the Border.
Scottish hopes that the Union of 1707 would bring wealth and prosperity to family holiday cottage highlands were not immediately realized, and indeed some Scottish industries like the woollen industry were adversely affected by competition from the more efficient English enterprises. The imposition of a duty on foreign salt used for curing herring also brought ruin to the east coast fishing industry, while the introduction of English customs, family holiday cottage highlands and excise duties and officials proved distasteful to the Scots.