Rudha Glas Blog

A journey to living a greener life

We are an eco-friendly B&B operating on the following principles:

  • offering food which is organic, fair trade and cruelty-free
  • striving to produce our energy from renewable sources
  • encouraging connection with nature and with the self.

This blog shows some of the things we do to live in harmony with nature.

Harvesting seaweed

15 September 2021 The shores around Bernera are awash with a wide variety of seaweeds One of the activities we’ve been engaging in this year is gathering seaweed and experimenting with using it in all manner of ways. We admit we’re only now starting

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Heather

31 August 2021 Heather on a hillside near Rudha Glas Every August, the Scottish hillsides burst into colour as the heather comes into blossom. Heather is such a versatile plant and over the centuries it’s been used for a multitude of household purposes, including:

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Bosta Beach

15 August 2021 Image credit: Bernera Museum One of the most popular places to visit in Great Bernera is Bosta Beach, a sheltered, sandy cove on the north side of the island, with crystal clear waters and offshore rock stacks. The beach is sheltered

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Nettle soup

31 July 2021 Nettle soup served with fresh, crusty bread By Helen When you come across a patch of wild nettles, is your first instinct to keep a wide berth in order to avoid being stung, or is it to marvel at such a

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Solar panels

15 July 2021 Each 120W panel has a corrosion-resistant aluminium frame designed to withstand high winds. One of our aims in our Hebridean lifestyle is to detach from the central power grid and produce our own electricity from renewable sources such as sun and

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Callanish

30 June 2021 The Standing Stones at Callanish (Calanais) We are very fortunate to live so close to Scotland’s answer to Stonehenge, the magnificent Standing Stones at Callanish. The map below shows just how close we are as the crow flies, although to reach

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