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407     Roman legions withdrawn from Britain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:

Wee County At War was created by a husband and wife team with a passion for history They can provide
Historical ironwork replicas based on archaeological finds.
Handmade Leather Goods. Based in Leicestershire, England.
The Woodland Tannery is an exciting new social enterprise based on Scotland’s rich history of leather tanning and forest management.
Wordsmithcrafts seeks to enable people to access their past and by doing this better understand their present situation and hope
Reproductions of historical objects from the Migration Area, Viking Age and other periods.
Hand-woven fabrics from past times, unique pieces made with love.