Welcome to the NWMAIG website.

Welcome to the North West Mull Archaeology Interest Group (NWMAIG) located in the North West corner of the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

NWMAIG was formalised in 2012 but had its origins in 2004 when the founders (Kevin Luscombe and Bill and Suzanne Patterson) first visited Kildavie (Cill Da Bhidhe) and eventually created Comhlan Croag in 2008. They attended and then ran several SRP (Scottish Rural Past) courses at Antuim and Kildavie and in 2009 founded the Mull Archaeology Interest Group (MAIG) which resulted in Kildavie being accepted by Archaeology Scotland as one of 40 Adopt-A-Monuments. NWMAIG now comprises about 20 regular members who survey and record sites of archaeological interest in the area and report back to MAIG.

To explore our web site use the menu items on the left. Please note that some will open new tabs or windows.
The photo in the top left hand corner is of the mist rising from the ruined township of Kildavie taken in 2011 before the forest trees were felled.

We have images of old maps and a link to the most recent Google map which show the old townships in this part of Mull, you can see these by clicking on Maps & places. To find out which sites we are investigating and what we have found click on Sites & finds, whilst to see who is involved in the NWMAIG and how we survey and explore the sites click on The team in action.

One of our aims is to inform people about the history of the places in the North West corner of Mull through archaeology and we are doing this by involving schools, local groups, societies and of course this web site. To find out more click on Spreading the word.

We have some limited information from parish records and local people about the previous inhabitants, to see what we know click on Genealogy. Perhaps you can help us find out more about the people who lived at these sites, do you have relatives who lived at Kildavie, Croig, Dervaig, etc? If so why not get in touch by contacting us.

To find out about when and where we are next investigating or meeting click on Calendar, we would be happy to see you at any of our ‘digs’ or surveys.

Finally, the Links page will provide you with links to the source material (e.g. old maps) and related web sites that you might wish to explore.

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