Bruce returned to the mainland in early 1307 and was more successful:
Bruce was now able to concentrate on strengthening his control over the Scottish nobles, many of whom still supported the Comyn claim to the throne. Bruce took actions which caused civil war:
In March 1309, Bruce held his first Parliament at St Andrews and the Scottish bishops officially announced their support for him as King in a document known as the Declaration of the Clergy.
By 1310, Bruce could concentrate on defeating the English, who were still in control of the south.