Blackthorn Salt Scottish Sea Salt

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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 future generations.


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

Salt Pan

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 time.

For further information on our sources and environmental considerations, please click here.