|distribution in machair in Scotland|
- Machair is Gaelic, meaning an extensive.
- A fertile low-lying grassy plain.
- Formed from more mineral-based sand.
- This helps ‘links’ of eastern coasts.
- Machair is one of the rarest habitats in Europe.
- The best and most extensive in the Uists , Barra &Tiree.
- Machair sand has a high shell content 80%/ 90%.
- Not native to Orkney and Shetland.
|The machair on Berneray, Outer Hebrides|
1.North-west coastlines ofIreland.
2.Scotland Outer Hebrides.
- Machrihanish in Kintyre
- Machair Bay in Islay
- Maghera Strand in Ireland
Two distinct types exist:
- A type of sand-dune pasture to agricultural cultivation, Prevails in wet & windy conditions.
- The land between a beach & the sand encroaches area on peat bogs inland.