Cill Da Bhide is an 18th/19th century settlement at Langamull (near Dervaig) on the Isle of Mull.
Members of the Mull Archaeology Interest Group (MAIG) initially conducted an archaeological survey of the site as part of the Scotland’s Rural Past project to record the visible remains of the township. With the help of Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice Ltd (HARP) members also undertook a small scale programme of trial trenching to glean more information about the settlement. MAIG wish to raise awareness of the site, create a trail linking this site to other archaeological sites in the area and create opportunities for young people and adults to be involved with the project.
With advice and support from the Adopt-a-Monument scheme, MAIG have been clearing the site of areas of rubble and vegetation to improve access and creating ‘natural paths’ for visitors to access the site more easily. With training and support from AaM, further survey of the site, and other sites in the area, will be conducted by members of MAIG with opportunities for local young people. Following this, MAIG members hope to design and create a series of interpretation boards and a leaflet promoting and describing the heritage trail.