Scotland 1689 - 1707
The period 1689 to1707 was one of great importance in Scotlandís history. During these 18 years a king was deposed and Parliament freed itself from royal control. In 1692, a blundering effort by the government to pacify the Highlands ended
in the massacre of Glencoe. During seven years of harvest failure many people died of starvation. A disastrous attempt to improve the failing economy by starting a trading colony in Darien led to a breakdown in relations with England.
Timeline of events leading up to the Union of 1707.