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Alban, Albanie, Arbanie

The term “Albany” has historical associations with Scotland, specifically in the context of the late medieval and early modern periods. During this time, “Albany” was a title used for a region of Scotland, and it was sometimes used in reference to the Scottish Highlands. The term “Albany” is derived from the Gaelic name for Scotland, “Alba.”

Some texts refer to Albany as a Pictish kingdom within Scotland. Geoffrey of Monmouth says that it was named after Albanact, a son of Brutus. According to Yder, Albany was ruled by NutYder’s father.

Yder | Early 13th century