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CLIP 6344

The kingdom of Dal Riada

The kingdom of Dal Riada
Key Info
  • The kingdom of Dal Riada
  • Duration: 05:21
  • The Scotti people are introduced with their kingdom of Dal Riada and its centre of power at Dunadd in Argyll. They were divided into family groups called kindreds, who were ruled by an overking. They had their own structures of power and systems of tribute and taxation. Scotti craftmanship, including methods of jewellery-making, are demonstrated by a modern day silversmith.
  • Subject:



    Scottish History

  • Keywords: Scotti, Dal Riada, Dalriada, Dunadd, Scotland, craft
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to discuss the ancient peoples of Scotland and how the nation was formed. Link to study of the Romans. Discuss different organisations of power and compare with modern political structures. Pupils could pick up on the crafts shown in this clip and make their own objects using moulds or other methods.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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