In 2004 Kevin Luscombe and Bill and Suzanne Patterson first visited Kildavie (Cill Da Bhidhe) , on the north coast of the Isle of Mull, and eventually created Comhlan Croag an archaeology group for the area in 2008. They attended and then ran several SRP (Scottish Rural Past) courses at Kildavie and in 2009 founded the Mull Archaeology Interest Group which resulted in Kildavie being accepted by Archaeology Scotland as one of 40 Adopt-A-Monuments.
An archaeological excavation by way of a training field school and community outreach by Ian Hill of Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice (HARP) , is now being undertaken each year at Kildavie along with an assessment of the surrounding landscape. The excavation has investigated a number of the buildings within the township, along with a series of test pits excavated to investigate the surrounding enclosures and open spaces in the settlement.
The project runs with permission from the HYPERLINK "http://nwmullwoodland.co.uk/"North West Mull Community Woodland Company.
Members of the Museum committee have volunteered on this excavation and supply the marquee for the site each year.