Timeline of Scottish History

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First Millennium Scotland Timeline

  • 43 AD

Romans reach Britain.

  • 79 AD

Romans first invade southern Scotland.

  • 84 AD

Battle of Mons Graupius.

  • 98 AD

Cornelius Tacitus first writes down his account of the Roman invasion.

  • 122 AD

Start of the construction of Hadrian's Wall.

  • 142 AD

Antonine Wall constructed.

  • 185 AD

Antonine Wall abandoned.

  • 211 AD

Scotland abandoned again by the Romans.

  • 305 AD

New Roman campaigns against the Caledonians.

  • 350 AD

Ninian born.

  • 411 AD

The Romans finally abandon Britain.

  • 563 AD

Columba arrives on Iona.

  • 597 AD

Columba dies.

  • 612 AD

Death of St. Kentigern.

  • 664 AD

Synod of Whitby.

  • 685 AD

Battle of Nechtansmere.

  • 795 AD

Skye and Iona raided by Vikings.

  • 843 AD

Kenneth MacAlpin crowned King of Alba.

  • 997 AD

Kenneth III begins his reign as King of Alba. He is known as the brown haired one, and is thought to have been the grandfather of Macbeth's wife Gruoch.

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