The Caereni were a people of ancient Britain, known only from a single mention of them by the geographer Ptolemy c. 150. From his general description and the approximate locations of their neighbours, their territory was along the western coast of modern Sutherland. Ptolemy does not provide them with a town or principal place.

The name may mean 'Sheep People',[1][2] referring presumably to a pastoral way of life (c.f. Gaelic caorach, 'sheep', Welsh caeriwrch, 'roebuck').


  • Ptolemy (150), Thayer, Bill (ed.), Geographia, Book 2, Chapter 2: Albion island of Britannia, LacusCurtius website at the University of Chicago (published 2008), retrieved 2008-04-26
  1. Moffat, Alistair (2012). Britain's Last Frontier: A Journey Along the Highland Line. Birlinn. ISBN 978-1-84158-829-2. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. Hudson, Benjamin (2014). The Picts. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-4051-8678-0. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
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