Clisham

The highest peak in the Outer Hebrides, at a height of 799m, is Clisham (Gaelic: An Cliseam), a cone-shaped outcrop of ancient Lewisian gneiss. [As a comparison, the highest mountain in the British Isles is Ben Nevis at 1344m.] It takes around 2–2½ hours

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Rudi is 60!

July 2023 Well, whadda ya know? Rudi has reached the BIG SIX-ZERO! We had a rocking celebration at our local recording studio last weekend, with a special guest appearance from our good friend and talented singer/songwriter Jen Armstrong, Jen penned a very catchy tune

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Cutting peat

June 2023 Since installing a multi-fuel burner in our living room in the winter of 2020/2021, we’ve wanted to gather peat to use as fuel, to add to the wood and coffee logs we’ve been burning in the colder months of the year. Peat

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AudaciousNess: The Book

May 2023 Three years ago, in the summer of 2020, Helen and her friend Maribel came up with the idea of starting a podcast to showcase individuals who have done daringly audacious things in their lives. The podcast was launched in January 2021, and

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Our kitchen

April 2023 Almost four years after moving into our Hebridean home, we’ve now completed the last of the major renovations to get our house how we want it. The most urgent work was on the guest rooms, the living room and the garden, and

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Dun Bharabhat

Dun Bharabhat is one of around 600 brochs in Scotland (a very impressive one not far from our B&B is Carloway Broch). The word broch, originating from the Old Norse borg and the German burg which means castle or fortress, describes a number of

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