in 1695 the Scottish Crown emarked on The Darién Scheme which was to plant a Scottish Colony in Panama. However the plan failed for many reasons including disease and refusal of aid by the British. The British promised to support the Scottish but they were at war with France and did not want to antagonize the Spainish for the Spainish of course lay claim to Panama. How would the settlement be a success? Of course it would most definetly need British support.