Four friends set up the Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company in 2011 with the aim of producing a high quality, gourmet sea salt, with minimum impact on the beautiful environment around them. The last known attempt to produce sea salt on the Isle of Skye was made in the early 1700's on the Sleat peninsula. Directors, Chris Watts and Nanette Muir investigated the production of sea salt to find an evironmentally friendly process and decided after a year of trials to use a solar evaporation method utilising ponds within polytunnels. Our salt was finally launched to the local market in September 2013 and became available nationally from Spring 2014.
Within the first two years of production, we were thrilled to have won three prestigious Awards - Great Taste Awards 2014 , the Environment Award at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Award 2014 and in 2015 we won a Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Award.These awards are an endorsement of the years of research and hard work undertaken to achieve our ambition to produce a top quality sea salt in a sustainable way.
The Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards stated:
“This was an excellent submission which really grasped what the Environment Award is all about. It was clear and concise and detailed measurable targets. Although in its infancy, this company has taken care to design in environmental issues across its whole operation from the start. They have developed a great product with great packaging as well as sound environmental credentials.”