Dub of Scotland

King of Alba (Scotland)

Dub or Duff was king of Scotland after the death of Indulf/Indulphus in 962, he reigned for 4-5 years until 967 when he died and was succeeded by Cuílen he was the son of king Malcolm I and most likely Bethoc.[1] He was born c. 928 making him around 34 before he became king. He had 2 children with NN, Kenneth III who later reigned and Grimus II mac Duibh, prince of Scotland.

Dub or Duff
King of Alba
Reign962 - 966
SuccessorCulen of Scotland
Died19/20 July 966
IssueKenneth III
Grimus mac Duibh
FatherMalcolm I


His reign began in 962 after the death of Indulf, king of Scots. It lasted until 967, he was succeeded by Cuilén who ruled until 971 and was succeeded by Dub's son Kenneth III.


He died in 967,[3] leaving behind 2 children. His burial place has been lost and no one knows the exact place of his burial although it was most likely in 967 just after his death and in Iona, Scotland.


  1. "Dubh "the Vehement' mac Máel Coluim, King of Scots". geni_family_tree. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  2. "King Dubh (Duff) of Scotland | Britroyals". www.britroyals.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  3. Mike Mahoney. "King Dubh of Scotland". www.englishmonarchs.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-01.