Aedh The White of Argyll Find King of Scots  24
- Born: Abt 725, Scotland
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 778 about age 53
Another name for Aedh was Àed I Find (The White) King of Argyll.
Ed-Fin reigned 748-778. His brother Eochy III rules about 721-33.
Before 768\endash 778
Áed Find (Áed mac Echdach)
Cenel nGabráin; presumably a son of Eochaid son of Eochaid
Later genealogies make Áed Find the son of Domangart son of Domnall Brecc which is chronologically improbable, others have one Eochaid rather than the expected two
Áed Find (Áed the White) or Áed mac Echdach (before 736\endash 778) was king of Dál Riata (modern western Scotland ). Áed was the son of Eochaid mac Echdach , a descendant of Domnall Brecc in the main line of Cenél nGabráin kings.
According to later genealogies, Áed was the great-grandfather of Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín) who is traditionally counted as the first king of Scots This descent ran through Áed's son Eochaid mac Áeda Find and Eochaid's son Alpín mac Echdach . The evidence for the existence of Eochaid and Alpín is late and uncompelling, and shows signs of fabrication in the High Middle Ages .
The Annals of Ulster in 768 report "Bellum i Fortrinn iter Aedh & Cinaedh": a battle in Fortriu between Áed and Cináed. This is usually read as meaning Áed Find and the Pictish king Ciniod , who is called "Cinadhon" in the notice of his death in 775. The Annals of the Four Masters , a less reliable source, give a different version, placing this battle in Leinster and naming the victor as Cináed mac Flainn of the Uí Failgi and his defeated enemy as one Áed.
Áed's death in 778 is noted by the Annals of Ulster. He appears to have been followed as king by his brother Fergus mac Echdach .
The "Laws of Áed Eochaid's son" are mentioned by the Chronicle of the Kings of Alba in the reign of Áed's supposed great-grandson Donald MacAlpin (Domnall mac Ailpín): "In his time the Gaels with their king made the rights and laws of the kingdom [that are called the laws] of Áed Eochaid's son, in Forteviot ." What these laws concerned is not known.
For primary sources, see also External links below
Anderson, Alan Orr , Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500\endash 1286, volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8
Bannerman, John , "The Scottish Takeover of Pictland" in Dauvit Broun & Thomas Owen Clancy (eds.) Spes Scotorum: Hope of Scots. Saint Columba, Iona and Scotland. T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1999. ISBN 0-567-08682-2
Broun, Dauvit , The Irish Identity of the Kingdom of the Scots. Boydell, Woodbridge, 1999. ISBN 0-85115-375-5
Broun, Dauvit, "Pictish Kings 761\endash 839: Integration with Dál Riata or Separate Development" in Sally M. Foster (ed.), The St Andrews Sarcophagus: A Pictish masterpiece and its international connections. Four Courts, Dublin, 1998. ISBN 1-85182-414-6