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:

The Swords of Dalriada (pronounced 'Dal-ree-adda'), a Scottish historical re-enactment group based in Ayrshire, who perform all over Scotland (and
A historical reenactment and living history group based in the Dundee/Angus area of Scotland. The Knights of Monymusk have been
The Vikings Founded in 1971 are the premier society presenting re-enactments of the Viking Age. While the Society portrays Dark
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