Drest VI

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Drest (Drest mac Domnal or Drest mac Dúngail; died 677) was king of the Picts from 663 until 672.

He succeeded his brother Gartnait IV on the latter's death in 662;[1] the Pictish Chronicle king lists give him a reign of six or seven years. He is presumed to have been the leader of the failed Pictish Revolt against Ecgfrith of Northumbria in 671.[2]

The Annals of Ulster and the Annals of Tigernach for 671 record that he was deposed as king, presumably by Bridei,[3] he died in 677.[4]


  1. ^ Annals of Ulster U663.3
  2. ^ Colgrave pp. 41-43; Fraser p. 201
  3. ^ Annals of Ulster U672.6
  4. ^ Annals of Ulster U678.6


  • The Annals of Ulster, CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, retrieved 2009-09-03
  • The Annals of Tigernach, CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts, retrieved 2009-09-03
  • Anderson, Alan Orr, Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500–1286, volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8
  • Colgrave, Bertram (1927), The Life of Bishop Wilfrid by Eddius Stephanus, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-31387-2
  • Fraser, James E (2009), From Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-1232-1

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gartnait IV
King of the Picts
Succeeded by
Bridei III