PROPOSED South Pabay Seaweed Farm:

KelpCrofting have applied to the Scottish Government for a marine licence to establish seaweed farm in the waters of South Pabay (Inner Sound, Isle of Skye). Prior to applying for the licence, and in line with legislation, KelpCrofting undertook a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) to seek the views of stakeholders on the proposed development. As part of this process a public meeting took take place on the 3rd July 2020 at 16:30 hrs (BST). Due to COVID-19 restrictions this meeting took place online (See video below). 

(Left) Proposed site boundary area, indicated by the  blue rectangle. Provisional coordinates for the  four boundary corners are:

A)   57.15.975N, 005.51.245W; 

B)   57.16.148N, 005.50.832W; 

C)  57.16.042N, 005.50.676W; 

D)   57.15.868N, 005.51.093W

Public meeting: Proposal to establish a seaweed farm in the waters of South Pabay, Isle of Skye - hosted on Zoom, 3rd July 2020

Below you can watch a video recording of the online public meeting (held on 3rd July 2020), which provided details of KelpCrofting's plans to establish a seaweed farm  in the waters of South Pabay, including location, site design, and environmental, visual and socio-economic considerations, followed by a Q&A session.

The Q&A Document can be downloaded HERE.

The public briefing document can be downloaded HERE (V.2)

We will continue to receive and answer questions for two weeks after the 3rd July 2020, after which a consultation report will be written. Please email us at if you would like to discuss the proposal.