13th February 858

The first king of Scotland dies at Cinnbelachoir

Kenneth MacAlpin reigned from around 843 until his death in 858. Naturally, being so long ago and at a time when records were not so scrupulously kept as they are today, there is some debate as to the exact dates of his reign. He was buried in his birthplace, Iona.



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