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.

Winter solstice

28 December 2021 Image credit: Callanish Solstice watercolour painting by Joe Trodden Last Tuesday was the shortest day of 2021. At around 4pm GMT on 21 December, the ‘sun stood still’ and the solstice occurred. At our latitude, the sun set at 3.37 on

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Christmas Stollen

15 December 2021 One of our favourite treats at this time of year is Stollen, the German equivalent of the Christmas cake. While we were living in Germany, we generally bought a Stollen at the local store, but since moving to the Outer Hebrides,

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The New Bernera Bridge

30 November 2021 The original Bernera Bridge was built in 1953 We live on the island of Great Bernera, which, since 1953 has been connected to the Isle of Lewis by a 108ft (33m) single track bridge. Before that, the only (dry) way for

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Island on the Edge

15 November 2021 By Helen One book which has had a great impact on me is Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay by Anne Cholawo. In 2018, while touring the Outer Hebrides looking for a house to buy, I started questioning my

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Raising chickens

31 October 2021 We decided this year to try our hand at raising chickens. Back in the spring of 2020, we inherited three adult layers from a neighbour who was moving house, and since then our lovely ladies have provided us with a (somewhat

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St Kilda

15 October 2021 Boreray is one of four islands making up the St Kilda archipelago By Helen I had the great pleasure last week of ticking a longstanding wish off my bucket list, made possible by the suggestion of my good friend Jen Taylor

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