The Scottish Celts arrived in Scotland from many different places around 700 B.C.
When they arrived they agreed to settle in Northeastern Ireland, the Ulster area, and the West of Scotland, in areas known as the Highlands, thereby giving them the nickname The Highlanders.
There is no archeological evidence of the migration from Ireland to Scotland.
Archaeologists can show the population as being steady during the time period of the invasion of the Celts. It is most likely that the Scottish Celts captured the lands on both sides of the ocean that divides Scotland and Irish Ulster, and created a kingdom far from their home in Gallicia.
The Scot’s enemies
In the north of Scotland the Celts biggest enemies were the Picts, who reigned Scotland before the Celts got there.
In the east of Scotland were the Angles of Bernicia.
In the south they were very close to Strathclyde (Brythonic-Celt kingdom).
Later the Britain's became the the Scot’s biggest enemy. The Scots battled the English for many years
When the Celts got to Scotland the Picts were the dominant civilization there.
The Picts were the rulers of Scotland, and eventually the Celts started to dominate the Picts.
Overtime the Picts started to lose rule over Scotland, and the Celts became the dominant culture in Scotland.
The Celt’s Records of their History
The Celts of Scotland, and the Celt civilization in general, kept oral records of their history.
The civilization that kept records of the Celt’s wars and battles were the Romans.
The Uniting of the Picts and the Scots
The Picts had not completely died out, but they were weak enough to where it was foolish to keep fighting the Celts, so the Picts stopped being there own nation.
After being enemies for a long time, the Celts took over Scotland from the Picts.
When the Celts settled in Scotland they were not the only Celts in Europe, the Celts were never in one spot, they ruled most of Europe
Since the Celts had such a vast territory of land people started to form clans to identify their origin.
The Scottish Clans
Many last names nowadays can be traced to either a specific clan or the county of the clan’s origin.