Using as sustainable and responsible materials and
methods as possible.
Reintroducing salt-production to the area in a manner
that the community can be proud of; sourcing materials
locally; supporting and holding local events.
Staying true to our roots and sense of place; learning
from Scottish salt boiling history and adding value,
quality and integrity to the process for present and
To always be open to change and improvement; to
enquire of ourselves and others whether what we are
doing is right and best from a moral and environmental
stance as well as business necessity.
Estimated energy required to evaporate 1kg of water
Even our beloved, state of the art salt pan is second hand.
All of our water is drawn from the local West Coast sea water.
Sustainable, regenerative resource; nothing added; nothing bleached.
Blackthorn Salt HQ
Local builders and joiners employed throughout the restoration and
refurbishment of the carriage are local craftsman who have plied
their expertise and care exceptionally throughout the project. The
signage on the carriage was carefully done by local artist, Jamie
McDonald from near Girvan, Ayrshire.
Restored 2nd hand antique
Great Eastern Railway
carriage from approx. 1886
Paint: all of the paints used on the carriage interior are
eco-friendly with low or minimal VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
content and are water based giving them a low odour and quick drying
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