The Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company was set up in 2011 with the aim of producing a high quality, gourmet sea salt, with minimum impact on the beautiful environment of the Isle of Skye. From the outset, being a sustainable business was central to our ethos.We developed a solar evaporation process with minimal impact on the environment, using ponds within polytunnels, a process unique in the UK at that time.
Within the first two years of production, we were thrilled to win 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.
Since then we have won the Gold Award at the Scotland Speciality Food Show and retained our Great Taste Award, both in 2018 and most recently a Scottish Retail Food & Drink Award in 2021.
We were also 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/re-imagine traditional local foods.
Sea Salt was last produced, using salt pans, on the Isle of Skye in the early 1700's on the Sleat peninsula. We have brought it back, but taken production in a new environmentally friendly direction utilising only the sun and wind.
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.