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, or have done, to live more in harmony with nature.

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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Breakfast and Social Room

Our guest rooms

30 April 2021 It’s been almost two years to the day since we packed up and left Germany to start our new life on the Hebridean island of Great Bernera. A large part of the past 24 months has been spent in renovating the

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Seaspiracy

15 April 2021 Since the documentary Seaspiracy came out last month, it’s become one of the most-watched films on Netflix, and for good reason. The director, Ali Tabrizi, set out to make a film about how incredible our oceans are and ended up uncovering

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Farhana Yamin

31 March 2021 By Helen Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Farhana Yamin, the international environmental lawyer credited with getting the term “Net-zero by 2050” into the Paris Climate Agreement. I first encountered Farhana in the summer of 2020 when I took part

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