The Scotti are the untamed, tribal people from Picta. They are similar to the Scottish. Different tribes have different opinions about the Araluens. Some are allies, like in The Burning Bridge, and some are enemies, like those who wanted to invade Castle Macindaw. They wear tartan cloaks and kilts and use huge broadswords. The Scotti are based on the Highland clans of Scotland. They first appear in The Siege of Macindaw. Castle Macindaw in Norgate Fief is Araluen's only protection against the Scotti if they attack.