Bronze Age & Iron Age

Although people had already been living in Scotland for thousands of years, the recorded history of Scotland really begins with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century. At this time, the province of Britannia reached as far north as the Antonine Wall. North of this was Caledonia, inhabited by the Picti, whose uprisings forced Rome’s legions back to Hadrian’s Wall. As Rome finally withdrew from Britain, Gaelic raiders called the Scoti began colonising Western Scotland and Wales.


79       Roman Conquest of north Britain
84       Romans defeat Caledonians at the Battle of Mons Graupius.
122     Romans construct Hadrian's Wall.
126     Disappearance of the Ninth Legion.
143     Romans construct the Antonine Wall.
196     Maeatae overrun Hadrian's Wall.
350     Birth of Saint Ninian
360     Picts and Scots invade across Hadrians wall
407     Roman legions withdrawn from Britain

Find a group from this time period:

Offering and organising school visits and workshops as well as reenactment events covering Wallace and Bruce Celts and Romans Vikings
Cumbraland Living History WHAT IS CUMBRALAND THE EARLY MEDIEVAL KINGDOM OF STRATHCLYDE? A living history group dedicated to portraying the Kingdom
Heritage Blades Previously known as Big Beynon's Blacksmithing Blacksmith, Bladesmith and Historical Interpreter HISTORIC DEMONSTRATIONS, INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION DAYS HISTORICAL
History Alive strive to support classes in their History Learning - with a range of hands-on and interactive living history displays
Living History displays of Blacksmithing through the ages Blacksmithing displays Medieval to WW2. This includes a forge, anvil, tools, set
Medieval Methill is a living history group from Fife, Scotland. A group is comprised of gentry, peasants, merchants, craftsmen, clergy, and
Pario Gallico Historical Food and Crafts Demonstrations Iron Age Living History displays Archaeology Interpretation  Pario Gallico offers Cookery Demonstrations Live in
Pictavia Leather formerly know as Half-Goat Leatherwork Quality Handmade Leather Goods for Outdoorsmen, Bushcrafters and Re-enactors. Historical replicas (specialising in
Providing personal tours to sites along the Antonine Wall in Scotland & Hadrian's Wall in England. As a Roman legionary,
Reenacting the daily lives and warfare of the peoples of the British Isles from AD 800 - 1100 a Dark Ages