Luing is located near Oban in the Firth of Lorn. It is a small island but has a population of 212. The population is spread between the villages of Cullipool, Toberonochy and Blackmillbay
Luing is served by a ferry from the Isle of Seil which is linked to the mainland by bridge. The ferry, operated by Argyll + Bute Council, makes regular crossings throughout the day.
The island has its own primary school and children travel to Oban for secondary school education. The main industries on the island are agriculture – Luing cattle are highly prized – and tourism.
For an overview of the number of housing association properties on Luing, click here
Housing for Sale
Most housing on Luing is privately owned. There are a limited number of houses sold every year and there is often strong demand increasing local house prices.
The Scottish Government promotes initiatives to help first time buyers, but some like the Help to Buy scheme and the MI New Home initiatives are mainly available for new build housing in locations outside of the Hebrides.
Open Market LIFT may be accessible, however access to financial support is currently limited and house price thresholds are low. In Luing, the low threshold means there are few if any houses coming on the market where Open Market LIFT would be relevant. Many islands also have few house sales limiting this option – it is not available for self build.
Islanders may also be able to get help to buy through the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme
Information on houses are currently for sale on Lismore can be found here and at the following:
Recent house prices can be viewed here
Private Rented Housing
Information on properties available for rent can be found at the following locations: