Indigenous inhabitants of northern Scotland, pre-dating the Celts; somewhat assimilated first by the invading Celts, and later overrun and annhilated by the Romans. Known only by their Roman name. Called Picts because of their affinity for body tattoos, using blue woad.

It is believed the Picts spoke a language which may originally have preceded Indo-European languages, possibly related to Basque, but because of early Milesean incursions, eventually evolved to a type of Brythonic (P-Celtic) linguistic structure.

Place names may retain Pictish elements. See