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ATLANTIC ISLANDS CENTRE WINS SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST MY PLACE AWARDS 2016

 myplacewinnerscropped.jpgA new community facility and visitor centre, designed by Shauna Cameron Architect, on the Isle of Luing, one of Scotland’s slate islands in Argyll and Bute has won the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2016.  The awards were presented on Tuesday 22nd March at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.
 
The centre was developed to spearhead sustainable development on the island. It opened in the summer of 2015 and has quickly become established as a focal point for community life. The centre is a sustainable and inspiring example of community-led regeneration on a small island. It has greatly improved the quality of life on the island of Luing and made it a more attractive place to live, work and visit.
 
Judges’ comments:  “The Centre is a model of community engagement, benefit and cohesion.  The beautiful island of Luing and its strong community have got behind this transformative project which has provided jobs, increased tourism and given the island a focal point for meeting, talking and sharing.   It is an example of civic society in action, on a small scale but with imagination, passion and, above all, determination in the face of many challenges.  The Atlantic Islands Centre is a worthy winner of the My Place Awards 2016”

The Atlantic Islands Centre provides a community hub for the people of Luing and an exciting heritage, arts and coffee shop/restaurant visitor attraction.

Opening Hours

November - February: 11am-4pm daily.

March - October: Monday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm Sunday, & 12pm - 5pm.

Lunch served 12pm - 2:30pm. Teas, coffees and homebaking available all day.

Sample Menu

Luing

Getting Here

Ferry Times and Prices

The ferry runs every half hour, on the hour and half hour from the Seil side. The only exception is lunchtime when the ferrymen take a break at 1pm (so you need to catch the 12:30pm or 1:30pm ferry).

Sundays - passenger ferries only from 11am - 6pm, with a break from 1pm - 3pm.

Prices are £1.90 adult return, £1.10 child return and £7.60 for private vehicles up to 5 metres. There are discounts for 5 journeys and bikes travel for free.

Once you're on the island you can drive to Cullipool (see map below) or if you're on foot it's a 30 minute walk round the shore or cross country via the Trig point from Cuan to the Atlantic Islands Centre in Cullipool, or about an hour round the ferry road. Cycling is also a very good way to get about, and bikes can be hired from Sunnybrae Caravan Park at Cuan.

The Atlantic Islands Centre offers:

  • Reception and information area, with displays
  • Two informative exhibitions (one local history, one Argyll islands), giving a home for the Luing History Group in the gallery
  • A coffee shop/restaurant for refreshments and meals for both the community and visitors
  • A drop-in community hub for all sorts of activities
  • A flexible-use exhibition, display, workshop, event, café overflow, restaurant evening space
  • Workrooms, toilet facilities
  • Art Exhibition
  • Moorings
  • Office space (room hire available)

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AIC is owned by the Isle of Luing Community Trust