The Arrival of the Gaels in Scotland. The beginnings of Gaelic Scotland. Scotland Around 600AD. DAL RIATA. The Gaels in Scotland. D ál Riata is the name of the Gaelic kingdom which in the period c580s-630s was located in today’s Argyll in Scotland and Antrim in northern Ireland.
The beginnings of Gaelic Scotland
Colum Cille of Iona
The kingdom of Strathclyde probably derived from the earlier Damnonii (or Dumnonii) people.
In the 8th century their capital was called Alt Clut- Rock of the Clyde, today known as Dumbarton.
Map of StrathclydeThe Britons of Strathclyde