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King Indulf of Scotland (954 - 962)

Name: King Indulf of Scotland
Father: King Constantine II
Mother: unknown
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 954
Married: unknown
Children: Culen, Eochaid and Olaf
Died: 962, by Vikings at the Battle of Invercullen, Aberdeen.
Succeeded by: his 3rd cousin Dubh

Indulf (Ildulb mac Causantín) was the son of Constantine II. Indulf was a Norse name from old Norse Hildulfr, and his sons had Norse names Olaf and Culen. He was sub-king of Strathclyde during Malcolm I’s reign and became king when Malcolm was killed. During his reign the influence of the Scots was extended into Lothian, and he briefly occupied Edinburgh from the Northumbrians.

He was killed in 962 in battle at Invercullen near Aberdeen during Viking challenges for Moray.

Timeline for King Indulf of Scotland

Year Event
954Indulf captures Edinburgh from Northumbria.