Lonemore, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8GU, UK,Isle of Skye
The last known attempt to produce sea salt on the Isle of Skye was made in the early 1700's on the Sleat peninsula. Isle of Skye Sea Salt founders, Chris and Meena Watts, investigated the production of sea salt to find an environmentally 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. Since we started we have won a number of national awards for the quality and taste of our sea salt - Great Taste Awards 2014 and 2018; Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Award 2015, Scotland Speciality Fooad and Drink Show Gold Award 2018 and, in 2021, the Scotttish Retail Food and Drink Award. In 2016 we were delighted to be one of only a few Scottish Food producers to be entered in to the Slow Food Movement International 'Ark of Taste'. 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.