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ARD RIGH

Kenneth son of Alpin

Circa 798 - 858 AD

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Born a Prince of Galloway, circa 798, Kenneth son of Alpin, was to form a Scottish state, through the unity of Celtic nations for the first time in that land. All the chiefs, theirs lords and mormaors, were to be ruled by one strong hand.

 
  Kenneth the Norseman slayer, both on land and sea, Kenneth the Dalriadan princling who sort Celtic unity, from the purple hills of Alba, down to Man in the Irish sea. Even Wales and Northern Ireland figured in this community.  
  Kenneth organised a united front to chase the Norsemen from their shores. He trapped and burnt their Dragon ships, and onshore, drew their claws. LIA FAILL, the Stone of Destiny was saved by Kenneth mac, he hid it from raiding Norsemen, eventually to Scone he brought it back.  
  Dalriada, Galloway and Alba, were united by his hand. Those kingdoms became SCOTIA, a new word for SCOTTISH LAND. The first Code of Laws for Scotland were defined by Kenneth mac, the Norse raiders feared the ARD RIGH and in the end did not come back.  
  Kenneth reigned for sixteen years as High King of the new Scotland. Fighting off the Norsemen and any other raiding band. He died in 858 A.D. Whilst sailing through Bute Kyle and was buried with his ancestors on the bewitching Iona isle.
 
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