News & Blog

4 Sustainable Success Stories in the Hebrides and Scotland — Making Our World a Better Place

 

By:  Jean-Pierre (JP) Brien, Project Manager at Uist Asco We’re seeing an encouraging trend across Scotland, where people are trying to find their own balance between sustaining their thriving communities and protecting their local environment. This greater eco-consciousness aligns with our emphasis on sustainability, showing that you don’t have to give up on the prosperity […]
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Maintaining Business Continuity, Safely

 

By:  Jean-Pierre Brien, Project Manager at Uist Asco.  Continuing production during COVID was a challenging exercise and the success we’ve had was only made possible by the dedication and coordination of our entire team. Our small but mighty group includes local Harvesters, Hauliers, Contractors, Plant Operators and Office Staff.
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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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