On the Machair

Machair is a Gaelic word and means fertile plain. You find machair along the west coast of some of the Outer Hebridean islands and elsewhere. It’s an area of wonderful wild flowers.

My photos were taken on South Uist in early August 2010. South Uist is a fantastic island.


This is machair scenery looking across to the more rugged east side of the island. This is near the village of Dalabrog (Daliburg).


It was awash with the yellow daisy like flowers.

Ox-eye daisies were coping right on the edge of the beach.


Out on the dunes near the ancient Hallan settlement there were different flowers.




Just magical! Such a glorious place!


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