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Email: info@atlanticislandscentre.com
Tel: 01852 314096

Opening Hours

 June 1st onwards

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

Thursday evening (by prior booking only) - 6pm - 8:30pm

Saturday - 10am - Late

Sunday - 12noon - 5pm

Hot food served from 11:30am - 3.30pm Monday - Saturday and from 12pm - 3:30pm Sunday. Also served from 6pm - 8:30pm Thursday and Saturday evenings

November 5th onwards

          Friday - 11am - 4pm

          Saturday - 11am - Late

          Sunday - 12 noon - 4pm (afternoon tea special)

          Monday - 11am - 4pm (lunch club 12:30)


  Hot food served 11:30am - 2:30pm

                              12:30pm - 2:30pm Sun

                              PLUS 6pm - 8:30pm Sat




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Islander - a new musical directed by Amy Draper

'Eilidh has never left her island. Everyday is the same. Same chores, same people, same conversations. She stands on the cliffs and dreams of the Bigland over the sea.
Then one day a boy from faraway is washed up on the shore - and with him, events that will change her life forever.'

Boldly exploring themes of war, migration and identity, 'Islander' is for everyone 8 years and older.

For more information or to book tickets please contact the centre on 01852 314096

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Book tickets for the Iona Fyfe gig 06/07/18 and the slate mosaic workshop 07/07/18 asap! 


Slate Festival 6th - 8th July!

See what exciting and interesting events we have going on over this weekend to celebrate the history of Luing's once main trade - slate!

Iona Fyfe Trio - Friday 6th July @ 7:45pm

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Slate Mosaic workshop 7th July 10am-4pm

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Illustrated talk by Alastair Fleming - "The Making of Slate"

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Saturday 7th July 4:45pm
Free Entry


Craft an Item from Slate competition

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Sunday 8th July (entries must be handed to to the centre by 3pm that day)
Price - £1
Find a piece of slate on Luing and make it into something beautiful: Jewellery, a piece of art, a magnet, a badge etc. Anything you like.
Categories - under 16's and over 16's

Awards of prizes at the centre at 4:45pm 


Beach sculpture competition
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Sunday 8th July from 1:15pm (Judging at 4:15pm)
Individual - £1, Family - £2
From 1:15pm pay your entry fee and collect your number at the Atlantic Islands Centre. Then go to the slate by the shore and start creating your sculpture!

Award of Certificates and prizes at 4:45pm at the centre

The Luing History Group are creating a slate industry display upstairs in the Centre called Slates of Great Britain starting this weekend

Iona Fyfe trio


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We are delighted to welcome Iona Fife to the Atlantic Islands Centre for the first time. Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. Iona was nominated as Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017. She has been described as “one of the best that Scotland has to offer.” (Global-Music.de) and her voice has been described as “a testament to the strength, endurance and adaptability of the tradition.” (FolkWords).

Date - 6th July 2018
Time - 7:45pm (bar opens at 7:15pm)
Ticket prices - £10 for adults; £5 for under 16's

Contact the centre for more information and tickets on 01852 314096

Illustrated Talk by Zoe Fleming

"The Rise and Fall of the Slate Industry on Luing and the Local Area"


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Saturday 30th June from 4:45pm - 5:45pm approx.
Free Entry - all welcome

Slate Mosaic Workshops

We are very pleased to be able to welcome back Dugie MacInnes who will be taking two slate mosaic workshops:one at the end of June and one at the beginning of July. Over time, Dugie's work has centred on a geological context in which he works to covey an emotional response to the vast geological forces that have and continue to shape our planet. The coast around the slate islands has been intrinsic to his art and he returns to this beautiful part of Scotland as often as he can.




30th June and 7th July - 10am - 4pm
Cullipool Village Hall

£20 for Luing residents £25 for non-residents


Bookings being taken now for both workshops. Please contact the centre on 01852 314096 or pop in.

We are very pleased to welcome Sarah McQuaid back to the Atlantic Islands Centre.  Sarah is delighted to be making her fourth visit to the Isle of Luing, this time with her new (fifth solo) album, "If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous".

Tickets £10 -- 7:45pm (Doors 7:15pm)

Tel 01852 314096




Gaelic Concert - Friday 25th May

7.45pm Start

Tickets £8

Laoise Kelly (harp) Alan Mac Donald (Pipes and song) and Tiarnon O Duinnchinn (Uilleann Piper) are heading off for a short tour of the islands this month following a successful tour last May with Kathleen MacInnes.  Come and join us to welcome them to Luing 

The presentation will be in Gaidhlig, Gaelic and English with an explanation of the songs and tunes of our shared cultural heritage
Check out the following links to see...

If you are coming to the Centre from off-island on Friday or Saturday evening, it is possible to arrange a lift from the ferry and back if you phone in advance.

Phone: 01852 314096 - Email: info@atlanticislandscentre.com



A Ceilidh Gathering - Saturday, 13th May, 7:45pm

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the Argyll islands.

Come along and enjoy this Ceilidh with music, songs, verse, and stories from some members of this group, their musical guests Claire Hewitt (with clarsach),
Bob Pegg and our Luing Locals.        

The International group from countries around the world have been exploring the islands of Argyll to
give them some new perspectives on outdoor education, aboard the tall-ship ‘Lady of Avenel’. Their floating ‘colloquium’/discussion is followed by some days staying on Luing writing up their ideas.

Entry is free and the Bar will be open for drinks
all evening.  If you need transport from the ferry,
give us a call on 01852 314096, or
email info@atlanticislandscentre.com

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Aurora talk - Tue, 21st March, 7:45pm

Science, Myth & Magic

Kenny Taylor is a Highland-based writer, musician and broadcaster who is passionate about natural history but who also is fascinated by auroras. He's travelled from Alaska to Scandinavia to seek them, but enjoys a huge northern view from his highland garden. This boosts the chances of dancing sky appreciation at home.

Come along to the Atlantic Islands Centre to be illuminated by Kenny as he contemplates the science, myth and magic of the Northern Lights and shares with us his incredible photographs and images of the Dancing Ladies. This includes stills & time-lapse by Jamie MacPherson. To whet your appetite, examples of Jamie MacPherson's work can be seen in the photo above and in the video below.

Booking not required. Entry by donation. Talk starts at 7:45pm.

Free ferry pick-up available from the 7:30pm passenger ferry and drop off to 10:00pm passenger ferry. To request a lift please contact the Centre. 

Phone: 01852 314096 - Email: info@atlanticislandscentre.com

Mairi Campbell performs 'Pulse' - Friday 10th March, 7:45pm


We are delighted to be welcoming back Mairi Campbell to the Atlantic Islands Centre for a performance of Pulse - another of her captivating musical stories. Mairi is an influential and pioneering Scottish musician whose music has a rooted and powerful quality. She digs deeply where she stands, drawing on her well of Celtic ancestry to find rugged, beautiful and mesmerising music that is both ancient and new. In December 2015 Mairi was named Instrumentalist of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards. She has also previously won Scots Singer of The Year.

£8 for adults; Free for under 16s.
Pre-order tickets by phone or by email.
Collect pre-ordered tickets on the night before 7:30pm.
Remaining tickets will be available at the door on the night.

If you want picked up from the 7:30pm ferry, phone or email the Centre.
If you want to eat at the Centre before the performance, the new lunch menu will be available up until 7pm.

Phone: 01852 314096 - Email: info@atlanticislandscentre.com

Hope to see you there!