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Reviving Lost Traditions with Science and Sustainability


Seaweed has long been part of the crofting and rural lifestyle in the Outer Hebrides, rural Ireland and rural Canada. It has been widely used to turn the rocky, wind swept, infertile shores into small oases where residents used the seaweed to grow their own food to sustain their families.  Later, as seaweed-based industries emerged […]

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Uist Asco Welcomes its New Production Manager


We are pleased to announce that Angus Ferguson joined Uist Asco Limited on November 18, 2019 as our new Production Manager.  Angus is originally from North Uist and lives a stone’s throw from the plant. Angus returned to North Uist after studying Agriculture at the Scottish Agricultural College. He has worked for the past eight […]

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Ecology, Society and Economy: How Uist Asco Works for Absolute Sustainability


Sustainability is at the heart of all we do at Uist Asco. A three-pronged approach balances the ecological, societal and economic sustainability required to ensure Uist Asco will have a presence in the Outer Hebrides’ landscape for many generations to come.  Our target species, Ascophyllum nodosum (egg wrack or knotted wrack), is the predominant intertidal  seaweed found on sheltered rocky shorelines in the North Atlantic. It thrives […]

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