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.

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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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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Summer garden

15 June 2021 Our rhododendron in full bloom This is now our third summer in our Hebridean home and we’ve made good headway with the garden, especially in experimenting with growing a range of fruit and vegetables in the challenging horticultural conditions of the

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Freedom to choose

31 May 2021 We made the choice two years ago to move to the Outer Hebrides. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be able to make that decision without too much complication – dealing with our own inner doubts was

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Scones with cashew cream

15 May 2021 As we head into summer, here’s a favourite (and very simple!) recipe I use to make a quick treat for afternoon tea. The secret is to make sure you aerate the flour well so that the scones rise, and whip up

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