I sell seaweed its what I do.

No nonsense seaweed


im Iain Mckellar and i am a seaweed harvester , i have owned and ran just-seaweed since 2007 . some say im one of the UK’s leading seaweed foragers, i say im just lucky to get to play on the beach all day. 

 I live on the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. I harvest by hand natural wild edible sea vegetables and kelp for spa bathing. MY fresh sea vegetables is carefully cut by hand.

i harvest everything myself in all weather conditions using only a knife and a wee bucket , i only harvest enough marine algae to cover my outstanding orders for that week so its only a bucket or two at any time.

i then take the wet weed to my work unit where its washed ,packaged then posted to my customers all over the world from the UK to the USA.

What is seaweed ?

Seaweeds are plants (marine algae) that live in seawater. They don't have roots and they feed from the water around them.

Just like some plants, most seaweeds have seasons. Kelp can grow at the unbelievable rate of 1 to 2 feet per day under the right conditions. Marine algae reproduce by giving off spores, although most seaweeds are seasonal. Some types can live for 20 years. Seaweeds are sometimes called kelp, sea vegetables, wrack, sea algae or marine algae.

There are three main types: red, brown, and green. Some are 30ft long; others only a few inches. Each type has its own characteristic texture and flavour. Seaweeds can be found from the high tide line down to a depth of 60m below the surface.


sustainable harvesting


Healthy Nutritional Sea Vegetables

Fresh sea vegetables are some of the healthiest types of food available, rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E and  K, with more than 60 trace elements including iodine and  zinc

They are very low in salt and almost completely fat free.

The future could see sea vegetables as an alternative source of animal proteins and vitamins,  i.e.  iron, zinc and B12.

Seaweed doesn't have the fishy flavour people assume it will and instead enhances the flavour of the foods it's combined with. There are many varieties, and each one has its own unique benefits. Packed with important nutritional elements, seaweed is perfect for almost all diets, and we supply a fantastic range to suit any pallet.

Nutritional information per 100g: 
Protein: 8.4g / RDA 45g
Fat: 1.1g / RDA 53g
Iron: 61.2mg /RDA 15-18 mg
Calcium: 490mg /RDA 500-1000mg
Magnesium: 730mg /RDA 350mg
Phosphorus: 228mg /RDA 700mg
Iodine: 14.7mg RDA #(150mcg) 1mg = 1000 mcg.   

Seaweed broth mix
sustainable harvesting sea grass


My fresh seaweeds are hand cut to order ,Wet stuff avalable for Feb - march 2019  

  • Bladderwrack - Fucus vesiculosus
  • Channel Wrack Pelvetia canaliculata
  •  Spiral wrack - fucus spiralis
  • Egg wrack - Ascophyllum nodosum
  • Kombu, sweet kombu, Dulse , sea lettuce, irish moss,  
  • Another 10 or more seaweeds and kelps will be in season soon .  


isle of Bute Dulse


My dry sea vegetables are hand harvested  from my dedicated harvesting shore here on the isle of Bute. its then dried in my work unit,  in winter i hold  in stock a small amount of out of season seaweeds . 

Have a look in my shop to see whats avalable , dried whole leaf and ground

MY dry sea vegetables are avalable for shipping to UK, USA, CANADA, EUROPE.

serrated wrack spa bath


  • Taking a bath with marine algae isn't as crazy as it sounds; it has been around for hundreds of years.
  • Helps with Hyperthyroidism (underactive thyroid gland)
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Eases eczema and psoriasis
  • Rejuvenating and toning
  • Moisturizes the skin and releases toxins from the body
  • Contributes to weight loss
  • Cures dwarfism ( OK, I made this one up)

Sustainable Harvesting Methods

All my seaweed is collected from around the Isle of Bute, is cut by hand and we supply both fresh and dried forms of seaweed. They are all easy to prepare and great to eat!


Natural Organic Skincare

We harvest kelp seaweeds for spa bathing. Taking a bath with marine algae isn't as crazy as it sounds; it has been around for hundreds of years. 

How does bathing with seaweed work?

Brown seaweeds are packed with vitamins and minerals, iron, iodine and more than 60 trace elements.

When seaweed is added to a hot bath, the seaweed releases a gel containing the minerals and trace elements; the gel mixes with the bathwater and coats your skin.

Your body then absorbs the healthy gel through your skin. This is called osmosis.

This way of absorbing vitamins and minerals is renowned for improving the quality of sleep, gaining smoother and firmer skin, destressing and easing skin problems.Take a relaxing bath in serrated wrack kelp 100% natural .



Food Standards and Organic Quality

We are a registered primary food producer with Argyll and Bute Council.

We meet Scottish Food Standard Agency food health and hygiene regulations.

We have applied the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method for quality.

Harvesting Times

  • i can only harvest at low tide times with good weather conditions during daylight hrs wed thurs 9 -10/3/19
  • High Tide    01:50    3.5m
  • Low Tide    07:27       0.9m
  • High Tide   14.09        3.8m
  • Low Tide  17:55        0.7m 

Delivery Times

  • Day one.  you place your order
  • Day one -five  order Harvested
  • Day Two -six orders procesed 
  • Day Three-seven orders posted
  • orders can then take one - three days to arrive in the post

call me

Call iain on mob 07858765367

The reception on the isle of Bute is very poor you wont always get me .

phone contact hrs mon -thur 10-4pm