It did not take long for resistance to emerge against the English occupation of Scotland.
Hugh Cressingham, the new Treasurer of Scotland, appointed by Edward found it very difficult to raise taxes due to the lack of support from the Scottish people.
Warfare broke out between the McDougall family who supported Edward and the MacDonalds in the Western Isles. At the same time, a revolt by the Scottish nobles led by Robert Wishart, Robert Bruce and James Stewart broke out in the South West of Scotland.
Although the nobles quickly surrendered at Irvine in July 1297, the rebellions led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray were more successful.