A Hebridean Collaboration

Our Barra Atlantic Gin has our Island home and surroundings running right through it. From our branding to the taste of our Island Spirit we are all about the adventure of distilling on the edge. We’re extremely excited to be working with a fellow Island brand that’s just as passionate as we are about our own products. We are of course referring to ishga skincare.

  • For a number of months now, we have been delighted to build a relationship with ishga skincare. Founded on the Isle of Lewis, Western Isles – ishga skincare shares more than one common denominator with us here at the Isle of Barra Distillers;

     Family // Seaweed // Hand-Harvesting // Locally Founded // Sustainability // Outer Hebridean // Company Ethos // Passion 

    ishga skincare thrives on the production of it’s organic seaweed face & body products and like us, shares a real passion of creating a true Hebridean product where promoting their homeland and using organic ingredients from the land and sea of their island are highly ranked.

    These factors make us proud to have our distillery shop shelves displayed with ishga’s organic skincare range and we delighted to have already collaborated on a successful online competition together.



    The below text has been extracted from the ishga skincare website and you can read further on this link; https://uk.ishga.com/

    “The name ishga is derived from the Gaelic word for water. ishga was born from a passion for beauty, science and seaweed.

    A team of individuals from the Isle of Lewis, Malcolm a Scientist, Joanna his wife, a Beauty Therapist and Martin a seaweed expert, set out to create a result driven organic skincare range, which harnesses the natural anti-oxidants, healing and anti-ageing properties provided by the purest Scottish seaweed.

    Malcolm created the Hebridean Seaweed Extract, this extract is the cornerstone of ishga.  Used throughout the retail and professional range, the mineral-rich extract is blended with organic ingredients and essential oils to create each individual skincare product.

    The Western Isles have some of the cleanest waters in the world where we sustainably hand harvest our seaweed to produce our 100% organic ingredient for our skincare range. Scientific tests have shown that Hebridean seaweed contains natural anti-oxidants that have anti-ageing properties which help protect the skin. As a result of our processes, the seaweed content in our products are extremely high. By harnessing the potent powers of the finest Scottish seaweed, ishga products work on every skin type. They really can make a positive difference to the health and appearance of your skin.

    Fresh hand-harvested Hebridean seaweed is used to prepare the extracts and powders used in ishga skincare products.  The extracts are produced using a low temperature extraction process and the powders are produced by gently drying and milling the seaweed. The harvesting methods used are both environmentally friendly and sustainable.

    Seaweed is one of the world’s most naturally abundant sources of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids.

    Used throughout the ishga skincare range our seaweed extracts and powders deliver many anti-aging, hydrating and skin renewing properties.



    We’re excited to develop our relationship further with our friends at ishga skincare and share more news with you soon. Stay tuned for further updates from us and ishga skincare in the future!