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Kildavie, Excavation

HARP will be running a Field School on the Isle of Mull in September 2014.  The Field School will consist of 2 weeks excavation at the abandoned settlement of Kildavie, possibly dating back to the Early Medieval period, and being inhabited until the 18th Century before being abandoned, with many villagers leaving Scotland for North America. 


Previous investigations have identified at least sixteen structures at the settlement, ranging from domestic dwellings to possible sites of cottage industry. The excavation aims to investigate the origins of the site, and to determine the function/use of the buildings.

The site has been investigated by the Mull Archaeological Interest Group for the past few years, with extensive survey and limited excavation. The site is located within the North West Mull Community Woodland of Langamull, only a stones throw away from the coast.  

The Field School will be running from Monday 1st to Saturday 13th September. 

Site Open Day

We will be running an open day on site on Saturday 6th September from 10:30 to 15:30. Come along to see an archaeology excavation in action! There will be regular guided tours around the site, information boards and the opportunity to have a go at some artefact handling and environmental processing, suitable for all ages!  The site is located approximately 4 and a half miles to the west of Dervaig in Langamull woodland off the B8703.

We will also be hosting a free public lecture in the Dervaig Village Hall at 20:00 on Thursday 11th September to show everyone what we found during our project, we hope to see you there!


For more information please contact us 

Harp Archaeology,
13 May 2014 09:56