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
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.
We have included the inspiration and precedent boards that were presented at the recently held Community Workshop and Drop-In Session on our web site (here) and we would love to hear your responses to the questions on the boards, your thoughts on any precedents you feel are most appropriate to Luing and why you like them.
To contribute your thoughts just email email@example.com with the subject title ‘Isle of Luing Development Framework’.
The community consultation feedback report can be found here.
Download Community Workshop PDF
Download Development Framework PDF
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 :
Eoghann MacLachlan, 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'
We are now recruiting for the 2023 season