James landing in Scotland at Peterhead in 1715.
After landing at Peterhead, James VIII quickly realised that the military situation in Scotland was hopeless. Only 4,000 soldiers remained at the Jacobite camp at Perth by the time of his arrival.
James had no talent to inspire the Jacobite army. The Master of Sinclair later recalled: 'If he found himself disappointed with us, we were tenfold more so in him'.