The History of Leith

July 20, 2007


The Votadini (the Wotādīnī, or Votādīnī)[1] were a people of the Iron Age in Great Britain, and their territory was briefly part of the Roman province Britannia. Their territory was in south-east Scotland and north-east England, extending south of the Firth of Forth and extended from the Stirling area down to the English River Tyne, including at its peak what are now the Falkirk, Lothian and Borders regions of eastern Scotland, and Northumberland in north east England. Their capital was probably the Traprain Law hill fort in East Lothian, until that was abandoned in the early 400s, moving to Din Eidyn (Edinburgh).

Due to linguistic changes their descendants in the Sub-Roman/early medieval period were known as the Gododdin (pronounced [go’doðin]). for more click here

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