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Email: info@atlanticislandscentre.com
Tel: 01852 314096

Opening Hours

January - December

               Monday - Saturday          11:00 am - 4:00 pm
               Sunday                            12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Hot food served from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm daily


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



Transalpine Troubadours (Tim O’Connor and Des Horsfall) - 11th August - 7.45pm, £10 

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Fine songs, great vocals,Northern humour.....in the Alps!

Celtic Country with a Savoie twist.

Des Horsfall….. Working with various Roots/Country-Rock band line-ups from his West Yorkshire base since the late 70s, Des Horsfall has had, in his own words,"a few skirmishes with fame". In the mid 80s he fronted Blues-Rock band Raw Deal that was managed by the legendary Alexis Korner until his untimely death.  In the 1990s Des was to be seen in hit videos on CMT and as opening act for Joe Ely, Steve Earle,Emmylou Harris,Chuck Prophet and many others. Tim O'Connor is a superb Celtic musician. Together, he and Des create the unique sound of The Transalpine Troubadours!

Don't miss out and book your tickets now.

Transport available from the ferry. Please phone the Atlantic Islands Centre on 01852 314096 or call in.

Tickets £10 each. On sale now.

Red Dirt Skinners - June 28th at 7pm £10


On tour from Canada, via England to Luing!!!

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years, the sublime genre-defying sound of the Red Dirt Skinners is created by husband and wife team, Rob and Sarah Skinner. 

In 2013 the Red Dirt Skinners became the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues and the British Country Music awards. Don’t let these accolades pigeonhole the Skinners though; their audiences always describe them as ‘refreshingly different’. Drawing on influences from folk, country, blues, americana, jazz and everything between, the Red Dirt Skinners’ sound is instantly recognisable. 



Tickets £10 each

Dáimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.

Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Dáimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.

With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by “new guy” Murdo “Yogi” Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up.

Dáimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmament’s most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals.

Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and most recently winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards.

We are delighted to welcome this band to Luing. Don't miss out and book your tickets now. Transport available from the ferry. Please phone the Atlantic Islands Centre on 01852 314096 or call in. Tickets £10 each. On sale now.

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

Bank Holiday Weekend events - Fri 28th & Sat 29th April

What is the 3rd planet from the sun? What film won Best Picture at this year's Oscars? In football, who was nicknamed 'The Divine Ponytail'? Quiz fans are in for a treat this Friday evening. We will be hosting a special quiz night at 9pm at the Atlantic Islands Centre to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend. 

Food will be served on Friday evening up until 9pm. Choose from our delicious new menu and help yourself to our wide range of drinks - with or without alcohol! We advise reserving a table (see details below). 

On Saturday, the Centre will be open from 11am until late. Food will be served in the evening up until 9pm. Treat yourself with some locally-caught seafood (scallops, langoustines, crab and squat lobsters). Again we recommend booking in advance.

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


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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!

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Pauline Justin is going to be our ‘artist in residence’ at the Atlantic Islands Centre from the 13.02 to the 19.02.2017. During her time here she will not only develop her own work incorporating local themes but will run workshops, can offer one to one consultations on your own work and will generally be approachable for informal discussions about visual arts or her own work.

Creative, Practical Art, Workshops.  For the beginner and advanced Artist.  

The workshops are designed to encourage confidence in your inspiration and imagination. We will work as individuals and in groups.

Work will take place in and out of doors (depending on weather) with practical instruction for those who want tuition on their skills with various materials. Your work can be carried out in two dimensions or three (examples: watercolour, oil, acrylic, drawing, 3D found objects, card, foil, stones, slates etc.)

 If you have any materials please bring them along. You will work from your ideas and interpretations, of what you see about you in Cullipool. We will make notes, use our memories, make sketches, take photographs etc., whatever helps you to build an idea.

 We will look at the components of a piece of art, e.g. colour, shape, form etc. Your art can be realistic or abstract or a combination of both. Help will be at hand at all times to make your choices and develop your ideas, as simple or as complicated as you wish.


 1 What is Art? A discussion.

2 Looking at your surroundings.

3 Building your ideas, sketching, notes, photographing etc. 

4 Which material to use, your preference and suitability for your ideas.

5 Starting the piece of work from your groundwork.

6 Discussion. 

 Each of us views the world in a unique way. Everyone's perception -and their artistic expression of that perception- is as valid as that of everyone else.

 We are not our own best judge or critic - our work may be very much better than we think!

 Come and see what you can achieve with enhanced inspiration, improved confidence and encouragement towards greater mindfulness - in the hands of our working artist Pauline.

 For more information or to book a class please phone the Atlantic Islands Centre at 01852 314096.


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