The striking structure standing on the Ayrshire waterfront looks like a giant art installation. But the timber A-frame, slotted with spiky bundles of blackthorn branches, has a practical purpose: to produce sea salt.
It’s the work of master salter Gregorie Marshall, founder of Blackthorn Salt, who was inspired by a visit to Germany and Poland to view ancient graduation towers once used to produce rock salt. Having previously trained as an architect, Gregorie drew up plans for a similar structure, but for sea salt instead.
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