The Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company was set up with the aim of producing a top quality, gourmet sea salt, with minimum impact on the beautiful environment of the Isle of Skye.

We have developed a unique solar evaporation process that harnesses the sun and the wind to evaporate the water that sits in ponds within polytunnels beside Loch Snizort.

This very natural process and the provenance of our location on Skye has allowed us to produce a premium quality sea salt with a distinct taste and texture.

When we started the business, we were the only sea salt producers in the UK to make the salt using this process and within two years of production, we began winning awards with the most recent being in 2021. These awards are an endorsement of the years of research and hard work undertaken to achieve our ambition.

Harnessing the power of the sun and wind to make sea salt is a slow natural process, but one that has earned international recognition. We were very pleased to be one of the few Scottish food producers to be nominated to receive the accolade of being entered into the International Slow Food Movement 'Ark of Taste', which recognises producers who seek to resurrect and reimagine traditional local foods.

Our Process

We fill our ponds with clear, mineral-rich sea water from Loch Snizort. This is done by pumping water via a hose to the polytunnels through a pre-filter to clear the water any particles of seaweed and sediment.

Our Packaging

Our salt tubs are perfect for storing the salt and are designed to be used whilst cooking or at the table. They are made of card and are reusable and recyclable. The inner packaging, necessary to keep the salt dry, is also fully recyclable. Once empty, you can order a refill bag to replenish - or simply recycle or reuse the tub.

Our business stationery is printed on Neenah Environment by GF Smith that is FSC, Green-e and Green Seal certified. It has a minimum of 30% post consumer fibres and sustainable raw materials and 90% of the water used in the process is returned to the neighbouring river.