Focus on Ardchiavaig

Sùil air Àird Chiabhaig


The project began on April 20 2017 to revive the heritage of the now deserted rural township of Ardchiavaig (Aird Chiabhaig: Gaelic). The process was captured through an archaeological survey, a digital documentary making, the natural environment, reminiscences and archival materials.

In June 2017 "Let's Get Started", funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund launched a film competition for young people, providing an introduction to filming.Children aged between 5 and 16 years were invited to make a film about a deserted township on The Ross of Mull with tips on how to get started from expert, Alasdair Satchel. 

The week- long Archaeological Survey took place in July 2017 with people invited to participate and see what lay beneath the soil of Ardchiavaig. This involved working on the archaelogical survey and learning how to sketch and photograph the findings

Project Videos

The Ross of Mull is an extraordinary microcosm of all that draws visitors to the Hebridean Islands. The scenery, as you travel along the single-track road from the ferry at Craignure is breath-taking. You experience in the many walks in the area a true sense of wilderness; the secret bays with their beaches of silvery sand, the abundance of wildlife and the innumerable marks on the landscape of the lives of past generations and communities long gone. The Ross of Mull is a compelling place for anyone fascinated by history and the ancient way of life of the Gaelic people.

Contact Us

Tigh na Rois Visitor Centre
Millbrae Cottage
Isle of Mull
Argyll PA67 6DG

By Phone: 01681 700659

Opening Times

April - October
Mon to Fri : 10:00 - 16:00

November - March
By Arrangement only.

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