Anent shipping

That considderirng the necessitie of shipping bothe for benefite and saulftie of that kingdome, the estaittis wald tak to thair considderatiouin how the best incouragement may be gevin to merchantis and seafareing men to provyde store thairof, for it is a grite shame that nochtwithstanding the multitude of saulf and convenient harbouris in that oure kingdome, yitt if ony invasioun salbe maid by sea the least meanis of resistance cannot be used by shipping.

  1. NAS, PC1/31, f.70v. Back