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Email: info@atlanticislandscentre.com
Tel: 01852 314096






The Isle of Luing Community Trust Atlantic Islands Centre has won the prestigious Argyll & Bute Social Enterprise of the Year Award at a packed awards ceremony in the Argyllshire Gathering Hall in Oban in September 2016. Argyll & Bute Council Provost Len Scoullar presented the award in recognition of the Trust's work to create a community hub, visitor centre, café restaurant and new jobs on Luing, and for its commitment towards staff and volunteers. The event was attended by Michael Russell MSP, Councillors Roddy McCuish, Elaine Robertson, Julie McKenzie and Kieron Green and Argyll & Bute Council Chief Executive Clelland Sneddon.

Argyll & Bute Third Sector Interface Chief Executive Glenn Heritage, who organised the event, said “ It is important that people like them - who give up much of their own precious time to help others - are recognised for the huge contribution they make. They don’t do it for the recognition but our communities are so much richer for their efforts. We hugely value them.”

We would like to thank all staff, volunteers and Centre users who helped make this award possible.

Caption: Trust Treasurer Alastair Fleming, Luing History Group Secretary Zoe Fleming and Trust Vice-Chairman Norman Bissell with the award at the Atlantic Islands Centre. 

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

Opening Hours

Mid March - October:    Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm,
                                  Friday and Saturday 10am - to late,       
                                  Sunday 12pm - 8.00pm.

November - mid March: Monday - Thursday 11am - 4pm, 
                                  Friday 11am - 4pm (every first and third of the month till late),
                                  Saturday 11am - to late,       
                                  Sunday 12pm - 8.00pm. 

New extended lunch time, all year round:  12pm - 4.00pm.
                                             Teas, coffees and homebaking available all day.
                                             Booking is strongly recommended for groups of more than 6 people.

Evening meals available:        Every first Friday of the month: Fine Dining.
Every third Friday of the month: Special Food or Theme Night.
                                           Saturday bistro style menu

                                                Food served from 6.30pm - 9pm, bar open till late.
                                     Sunday traditional roast dinner.
                                                Food served from 5.00pm - 7.00pm, bar open till 8pm.


                                                Booking is strongly recommended by phoning 01852 314096
                                                or e-mail info@atlanticislandscentre.com



Sample Menu


Getting Here

Ferry Times and Prices

The car ferry service runs every half hour from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, with no service at 1pm for lunch, so you need to catch the 12.30pm or 1.30pm ferry.
The passenger boat runs in the evening from 7.30, 8, 9, 10 and 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday.   Sunday every half hour from 11am-1pm and 3pm-6pm.

An additional passenger boat can be booked for 7.30pm and 10pm from Monday to Thursday, by phoning 01852 300382. This needs to be done before 12 noon on the day of travel.

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 café/restaurant for refreshments and meals for both the community and visitors
  • A gift shop, showcasing handcrafted goods
  • A drop-in community hub for all sorts of activities
  • A flexible-use exhibition, display, workshop, event, café overflow, restaurant evening space
  • Toilet facilities
  • Art Exhibition
  • Moorings

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AIC is owned by the Isle of Luing Community Trust