About Us

The Isle of Luing Community Trust was established in May 2005. It is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.  It is led by Luing residents who make up the Board of Directors.

The company’s main purpose is the sustainable development of the island of Luing. This includes provision and access to recreational facilities and events; advancing education in Luing history and heritage; community development including rural regeneration; and to improve opportunities locally for training and employment and advance environmental protection.

We own and run The Atlantic Islands Centre, a visitor & community centre, as well as the public moorings near Cullipool. 

We are currently exploring the feasability of a community owned small-scale slate project in Cullipool on Luing. Early proposal can be found here 'Luing Slate Circular Economy Project' . Questions raised by some Cullipool residents at community consultation on 4th of September 2021 together with answers can be found here 'Luing Slate Q&A

The Trust commissioned a report about the Cullipool shore from Dr Martin Hurst and Prof Jim Hanson from the University of Glasgow and The Dynamic Coast Project to support the work of the Flood Protection Group.  The report provides a detailed description of the history of the shore, the present situation, and what future changes we can expect. It also outlines proposed options to protect the village on an ongoing basis.

Cullipool Beach Assessment

Development Framework

The Isle of Luing Community Trust is working with WT Architecture to produce a Design Framework for new and upcoming developments and projects on the island, including looking at affordable housing, coastal defence and the slate quarry project.

Whether you are an islander, regular visitor or on Luing for the first time, we would like to hear from you to understand priorities, opportunities and challenges that these will present. This is an opportunity to help inform how these projects might be developed, connect to each other and delivered.

The community consultation feedback report can be found here.

The Development framework draft options appraisal shared at our Feb 2023 consultation is available below.  We would love to hear your responses and ideas about these.

Isle of Luing Development framework draft options appraisal - Feb 2023

Screening and Scoping document submitted to planning authorities for Small Slate extraction and beach replenishment.  This is a precursor to a planning application and any questions on the document please email Rob Black, our development manager - Rob@isleofluing.org

Full copy of all Q&A can be found here - Report 1 / Report 2

Click here - Screening & Scoping Report or pop in to the centre for a paper copy to view

We have completed an ecological survey as promised and the  PRELIMINARY ECOLOGICAL APPRAISAL  can be found here.  https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:37428b29-999b-3b73-ae6d-b332e308b2e1   We will review the response to Screening and Scoping before finalising the Ecology report.


Board and Membership

We invite all residents of Luing and postcode unit PA34 4RB aged 12 and over to become members of the Trust and there are associate memberships available to any supporters of the organisation. 

To join please download the membership form here 'Trust Membership Form' and send completed copy to the Atlantic Islands Centre.

Membership is free for 2022

Donations are always very gratefully received. If you wish to make a donation:

  • Send cash or cheque payabe to The Isle of Luing Community Trust, Atlantic Islands Centre, Cullipool, Luing, PA34 4TX
  • Or phone The Atlantic Islands Centre on 01852 314096 to make a card payment

Or make a bank transfer - Sort code: 80-11-00 Acc: 10077066 and make a donation

The board is made up of members who are voted in annually at our AGM, usually held in September/October. Our current board members are :

Martin Whitmore, James Williams, Hazel Cruickshanks, Colin Buchanan, Mary Whitmore.

The Trust Articles of Association can be found here 'Trust Articles of Association'

The full accounts of the Trust for 2021 can be found here 'Trust 2021 Accounts'


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