Marrakech - Ever since Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Stuart pretender to the English throne, led the 1745 Jacobite rebellion which was brutally suppressed by the Duke of Cumberland with Hanoverian troops at the battle of Culloden, there has always been an historical edge to the relationship between Scotland and England. After the death of James I who occupied both the English and Scottish thrones and sealed the Act of Union, his son King James II lost, largely because he was Catholic and his subjects wanted a Protestant King, and called William of Orange and his wife Mary to assume the British throne. Later the throne past to the Hanoverian King George I in 1714.

Colin Kilkelly is an editor with 30 years in international publishing.