St. Monans has a rich history of salt harvesting that peaked in the 17th & 18th centuries. The historical evidence of this once-thriving industry clearly remains with the iconic windmill and the saltpan ruins by the shore. It surely has a fascinating tale to tell and one that East Neuk Sea Salt intend to bring to you.
It was on a family walk at the Salt pans one day that the idea came to Darren Peattie, to bring back salt harvesting to the East Neuk. Since that day he and his wife Mhairi have worked extremely hard, with the support of many people in the community, to realise this idea. ‘The heritage we once had in salt harvesting is as important as the future we can create by bringing salt harvesting back to the shores of the East Neuk.’
They intend to have a modern salt production unit in St Monans along with a heritage education centre and visitor attraction. They have premises and will have salt on sale from early in 2021 so watch this space.
They have a successful crowdfunder campaign here – East Neuk Salt Co Crowdfunder https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ensc
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