Salt Baskets

 These baskets were used in the salt production process in parts of Scotland. Containers of seawater were heated and the water boiled away leaving just a salt paste which was then put in the baskets for further purification and to dry out completely.

Salt Baskets

Replica of Salt Basket made by Alisdair Davidson for Preston Grange Museum

  These conical shaped willow baskets were used in the salt production process in parts of Scotland. Containers of seawater were heated and the water boiled away leaving just a salt paste. This was then put in the baskets for …Continue reading “Salt Baskets”