Carloway broch

A well-known landmark just a short drive from our B&B is Carloway Broch. The word broch originates from the Old Norse borg and the German burg, meaning castle or fortress, from which cities such as Edinburgh derive their name. Also known as a Dùn

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Season’s Greetings

December 2022 Hello friends of Rudha Glas B&B! As we come to the end of 2022 we hope that all our friends and blog subscribers are well, and we apologise for the lack of blog posts in recent weeks, but we’ve had some good

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Keeping bees

We decided in 2022 to start keeping honey bees. Our motives for doing so were threefold: to bring pollinators to our garden to help our fruit and vegetable crops to have a supply of honey as an alternative to less healthy sweeteners to be

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The Norse Mill

This photo depicts the mill, the adjacent stream and the freshwater loch (top right) One of the sights well worth a visit on the island of Great Bernera is a Norse Mill, which has been suitably restored to give an idea of how grains

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Rhenigidale

One of the hillwalks that’s been on our bucket list since moving to the Outer Hebrides is the ‘Postman’s Walk’ on Harris. This map shows the location of the walk in relation to our home, and the second map shows the topography of the

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Birds of the Hebrides

The majestic white-tailed eagle is often seen soaring above our house The Outer Hebrides is an amazingly diverse and interesting place for birdwatching, and species rarely seen in other locations can often be spotted here. Our islands are on the migratory routes of many

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