machair


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machair

(ˈmæxər)
n
(Agriculture) Scot (in the western Highlands of Scotland) a strip of sandy, grassy, often lime-rich land just above the high-water mark at a sandy shore: used as grazing or arable land
[C17: from Scottish Gaelic]
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Moving south, the island of North Uist is a stunning blend of beaches, machair lands and freshwater lochs interrupted by rolling dark moorland hills.
Tony, 30, who played Calum McNeil in the Gaelic soap Machair for six years and was once the `Prize Guy' on game show Wheel of Fortune, revealed their Walford trip almost ended in disaster.
2; calcareous machair sand and topsoil are normally within the pH ranges of 7.
Will Copestake has taken on a challenge dubbed Machair to Munro.
in the 1980s, Sanday was a hive of archaeological activity, boasting not only John Hunter's investigations behind the cliff-section at Pool (1983-88) but also Stephen Dockrill's work on the machair at Tofts Ness (1985-88).
He speaks in Gaelic on set, which he says is one of many differences from predecessors like 90s Gaelic soap Machair.
This extensive monograph describes excavations at Mound 1, one of a complex of artificial settlement mounds which dominate the coastal machair plain at Bornais on the island of South Uist.
The mair, the machair The brightly-blooming machair shouldn't be missed on the western shores - a magic carpet of wildflowers, with primroses, buttercups, red and white clover, tiny eyebright, vetch and daisies.
The last villagers left in the 1970s and todayOs in an unspoilt retreat with sandy beaches and machair I beach dunes covered in flowers.
THE most outrageous play-it-as-it-lies moment I ever witnessed was my big brother chipping out of a cow pat on the magical Machair course on the Isle of Iona.
Based in Stornoway on Lewis, walkers can trek to deserted villages and Great Bernera on picturesque paths through the machair and across pristine beaches.
Peter's novels are highly acclaimed in the USA and Europe but he is less known in his homeland despite having a career as a TV writer with The Standard, The Squadron and Gaelic series Machair.