From Lederhosen to kilt

October 2023

Earlier this month, a German TV team came out to Great Bernera to film our life on the island.

They were curious to find out why we chose to move from a large town in Bavaria to a small island in the Outer Hebrides. They were also interested in what steps we’re taking to become self-sufficient in our food and energy production.

Alina and Thomas, the reporter and the cameraman, spent a fun day and a half with us and left with almost five hours of video footage. This they edited down to a 12-minute report which was aired on German TV channel RTL on Saturday, 21 October.

This is the report – there are a few minor inaccuracies but, on the whole, they’ve done a stellar job. Thank you, Alina and Thomas!

(For the benefit of our non-German speaking friends, Helen has added English subtitles.)

We hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “From Lederhosen to kilt”

  1. Oh Helen and Rudi, I can’t hear your story too many times! Such an inspiration. This film is a lovely inside “Blick” into what you’ve achieved together. (And it’s a great to hear Rudi’s Bavarian accent – I’ve only ever heard him speak English!!)

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