This etching attacks the supposed extraordinary emigration of Scots to England under the patronage of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-92), who rose to power under the protection of George III. Lord Bute was the subject of numerous satires and caricatures, as were the Scots who secured jobs under his patronage. A contemporary letterpress described this work: ?This shews that `Scotch? Politicks are of no more Value than a Broomstick; and that an Old Woman and `Scotch? Pedlar, are no more to be minded than Witchcraft.?