Early Medieval


498        Scots settlers form the kingdom of Dal Riada
521        Birth of St Columba
563        St Columba founds a monastery on Iona
640        Battle of Glen Moriston Picts vs Scots
748        Aed Finn MacEochaid becomes King of the Scots.
794        First Viking raids on the holy island of Iona.
800        Book of Kells completed.
806        Iona sacked.
839        Kenneth Mac Alpin becomes King of Scots.
843        Kenneth Mac Alpin becomes King of Picts and Scots.
860        Donald I becomes King.
861        Constantine I becomes King
877        Aed becomes King.
878        Giric becomes King.
889        Donald II becomes King.
890        Orkney, Shetland, the Hebrides and Caithness become part of Norway’s kingdom.
900        Constantine II becomes King.
903        Dunkeld sacked.
926        Athelstan takes Northumbria.
937        Malcolm the 1st becomes King.
954        Indulf becomes King.
963       Dubh becomes King.
967        Culein becomes King.
971         Kenneth II becomes King.
995         Constantine III (the bald) becomes King.
997         Kenneth III becomes King. Grig becomes King.
1006      Malcolm II becomes King.
1018       Battle of Carham
1033       Cnut the King of Denmark invades
1034       Duncan I becomes King.
1040       Macbeth becomes King.
1045       The Battle of Dunkeld
1057        The Battle of Lumphanan. Lulach becomes King.
1058       The Battle of Eassie. Malcolm III becomes King.
1073       William I of England Invades
1093       Donald III becomes King.
1097       Edgar becomes King.

Find a group from this time period:

AO is an outreach project run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about experimental archaeology and living history.
Offering and organising school visits and workshops as well as reenactment events covering Wallace and Bruce Celts and Romans Vikings
Carrick 800 has now been disbanded as a group, but we have left this page up as a tribute to
The Clanranald Trust, a recognised charity that is an educational organisation established in 1995. The members of the trust are
Cluaran - Historical Interpretation Project has a mission to increase the public awareness of the cultural heritage shared by Scots
Combat International are dedicated professionals, actors and combat re-enactment specialists. The teams are able to accurately recreate the fighting styles
Cumbraland Living History WHAT IS CUMBRALAND THE EARLY MEDIEVAL KINGDOM OF STRATHCLYDE? A living history group dedicated to portraying the Kingdom
Dawn Burgoyne is an experienced calligrapher, artist, author, crafter and medieval presenter, based near Edinburgh in Scotland. https://www.facebook.com/dawnburgoynepresents/
Showcase Scottish historic landscape and landmarks, engaging people with great stories from history, on location. Encouraging all ages to get
Craftsman and Historical Interpreter specialising in Northern Britain during the Viking Age: Museum Quality Reproductions, Outreach and School Visits gearandgraith@gmail.com