The Bernera Riot

April 2024 The cairn commemorating the Bernera Riot is located at the junction to Tobson Exactly 150 years ago, in April 1874, an event known as the ‘Bernera Riot’ took place on the Isle of Lewis. Probably somewhat less dramatic than it sounds, the

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Heaven on Earth

February 2024 Five years after moving into our Hebridean home we’ve now reached the next stage in our goal towards leading a self-sufficient life. We’ve purchased a few acres of agricultural land, known in rural Scotland as a croft. The Outer Hebrides truly are

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Sweet mince pies

December 2023 In a previous Christmas post, we shared the recipe we use to bake our German Stollen at this time of year. In this post, we’d like to share our recipe for delicious sweet mince pies. INGREDIENTS & METHOD Mincemeat (1kg = 36

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Connecting

November 2023 We’d like to introduce a very special girl who is one of our neighbours on the island of Great Bernera. Her name is Arwen, she’s 11 years old and earlier this year she wrote a beautiful song called Connecting. This summer, while

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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

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The Great Bernera Walk

One of the most beautiful walks on Great Bernera (and featured on the Visit Outer Hebrides website) is a circular route around the northern part of the island. As the map below shows, the walk starts in Breaclete (the ‘hub’ of the island community,

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