King Aidan (Aodh) of Dalriada
- Born: 532, Argyll, Scotland
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Died: 608, Scotland at age 76
"The Book of McKee," pg 271 - pedigree from William Skene, D.C.L., LL.D., Historiographer-Royal of Scotland, in "Celtic Scotland," Edinburgh 1890; he reigned as King of Scotland from 574-606, per Kings of Scotland from O'Flaherty's Ogygia, written in 1684, reprinted in The Book of McKee, pg 407; "Robert the Bruce, King of Scots," by Ronald McNair Scott
pg 231 states: "it seems that St. Columba had a vision about this time, and had sufficient influence with the tribe to nominate Eoganan's younger brother Aidan...for the throne...Apparently Columba had plans for him [Aidan], because the two of them journeyed to Ireland and attended the convocation of petty Irish monarchs, headed by the ard-ri, at Drumceat in 575 A.D. It was decreed that thenceforth Scottish Dalriada should be exempted from all tributes and exactions, but should continue to join with Irish Dalriada in war. He died in 606 A.D., according to the Irish annalist Tighernac."
Pedigrees of the Scottish Clans from Irish and Scottish MS "History of the Men of Alba (Scotland) 10th century Senchus Fer nAlban clancameron.simplenet.com/ states that Aedan had seven sons: two Eochaids (Bude and Find), Tuathal, Bran, Baithine, Conaing, Gartnai. It says Aedan was King of the Dal Riada in Scotland +608.
"A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans, and Highland Regiments..." by Rev. Thomas Maclauchlan at FHL 941Hk pg 48, "A Chronological table of the Scoto-Irish Kings from the Year 503-843" states Aidan reigned from 571-605
Descendents of Duncan I the Gracious, King of Scotland, report created 19 Mar 2001 from http://www.geocities.com/craigs_kahunas/report_duncan.htm states: that he was consecrated by his cousin, St Columbia. "...the saint [St Columba] questioned Aidan about a successor to the kingdom. When he answered that he did not know which of his three sons should reign, Arthur, or Echoid Find, or Domingart, the saint then spoke...:'None of these three will be king; for they will fall in battles, slain by enemies. But now, if you have others that are younger, let them come to me, and the one whom the Lord has chosen from among them to be king will run at once to my knee.' They were called...and when Echoid Buide came in, he leaned on Columba's bosom. Immediately the saint kissed and blessed him, and said to the father: 'This is the survivor, and he will reign after you as king; and his sons will reign after him."