Question: What was the impact of Act of the union on Scotland?
Answer: In 1707, The Act of Union on Scotland with England led to the formation of the ‘United Kingdom of Great Britain’ and England successfully influenced Scotland. Following were the impact of the Act of Union on Scotland:
1. Majority of the members of the British parliament were English people. Thus, growing British identity affected and suppressed the culture and political institution of Scotland.
2. The Catholic clans living in the Scottish Highlands got affected the most as they were suppressed whenever they fought for their independence.
3. The Scottish Highlanders were not allowed to speak Gaelic language and to wear national dress. They were also thrown out from their homeland.