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Saturday, 7 October 2017

What's In A Name? - Dalriada?

Do you know where the name of our business comes from?

Dalriada Luxury Lodges sit on the extreme Eastern end of the Highland Boundary Fault, a geological feature that slices diagonally through Scotland from Stonehaven to the Isle of Arran.

Beneath the lodges lies Dalradian rock formed 480 million years ago during the birth of the Scottish Highlands.

The last king of Dalriada was Kenneth MacAlpin, known as Kenneth 1st as he went on to unite the crowns of Scots and Picts in 843-13th Feb 858. Dalriada then became the Kingdom of Alba (Scotland).

The lodges are owned and run by the McAlpine family who may be linked to Kenneth MacAlpin, the first King of Scotland!