843 – Kenneth MacAlpin Crowned


The Danes, already well-established through the Hebrides and on the mainland and supported with on-going North Sea crossings, battled with Alba’s Picts in 839 and utterly defeated them.
The North of Scotland experienced a gradual population migration, under the Norse pressure, with the Scots of the west encroaching on the Picts of the east.

Four years later in 843 Kenneth MacAlpin, ( Cináed mac Ailpín) son of Alpin, 34th King of Dalriada, asserted himself as the first King of the Picts and Scots.


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