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Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands

W. Ritchie

Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands

by W. Ritchie

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Written in English


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Offprint from: Procs. R. Soc. Edinburgh, v.77B (1979) p.107-122.

StatementW. Ritchie.
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Open LibraryOL13943983M

Situated m from a secluded beach. "Machair" tracks close to the hotel entice you to stroll though the profusion of wild flowers, listening to corncrakes, oystercatchers and lapwings. Our cuisine offers the finest and freshest of local produce from local crab, lobster and peat smoked salmon to the best of venison, Highland beef and island lamb. History of Cardiff research in the Uists. Cardiff’s interest in the Outer Hebrides is long term. In the wheelhouse at Machair Leathann, Sollas, North Uist was excavated by Richard Atkinson, then Professor of archaeology at Cardiff University, and these excavations were written up by a post graduate student of the department, Ewan Campbell.

  Locals on North Uist fear the development of a launch site such as this one on French Guiana. Photograph: Getty Images There is a long history of . The Uists and their immediate outliers have a combined area of square kilometres ( sq mi). This includes the Uists themselves and the islands linked to them by causeways and bridges. Barra is square kilometres (23 sq mi) in extent and has a rugged interior, surrounded by machair and extensive beaches.

Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands', Proc Roy Soc Edin, (). Native bangles and Roman glass'. Miavaig, Isle of Lewis. 11am (weather dependent) Organised by the Islands Book Trust this trip visits the Loch Roag islands of Wiay, Pabbay Mor and Pabbay Beag. Bays Community Centre, Harris 8pm.


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Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands by W. Ritchie Download PDF EPUB FB2

Machair is a Gaelic word which applies to those areas of ancient sand dune systems mainly in the Hebrides of Scotland, but also in west Ireland, where long dune grasses have been superseded and the topography is essentially a low, plain surface (Ritchie, ).Its.

We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow more. Machair is a Gaelic word meaning fertile low lying grassy plain. This is the name given to one of the rarest habitats in Europe which only occurs on exposed western coasts of Scotland and Ireland.

Machair habitats in the Outer Hebrides run up the western shores of Uist, Harris and Lewis. Request PDF | Integrated Action – Machair, Human History and Nature Intertwined | Machair is a special type of sand dune occurring as a sandy plain.

It is restricted to northwest Scotland and Author: James Patrick Doody. The development of machair is, and Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands.

This book is a unique study of the great wind storms of the last years that. Ecological effects of cultivation on the machair sand dune systems of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Journal of Coastal Conservation, Vol. 6, Issue. 2, p. Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands.

Proc. Roy. Coastline development in Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, with particular reference to the. The Machair LIFE+ conference sees the launch of the latest in our series of advisory leaflets. The new leaflets cover the use of seaweed as an organic fertiliser and the indigenous varieties of cereals grown on the Uists.

A further advisory leaflet on the topic of crop. Mather, A.S. () Man and the machair in the nineteenth century. in Sand-dune machair 3, ed. D.S. Ranwell, 12–13, Cambridge Inst. Terr.

Ecol. Google Scholar Ritchie, W. () Machair development and chronology of the Uists and adjacent islands. At h on 11 Januarya warm front over the Uists and a SSW airstream were associated with a deep depression ( mb) off western Ireland (Fig.

1a).By noon, the depression had deepened to mb and winds were from the south, with the warm front then located north of Lewis, the northernmost island in the main archipelago of the Outer Hebrides (Fig.

1b) The chart of h for. The vegetation of the Outer Hebrides - Volume 77 - Andrew Currie. South Uist (Scottish Gaelic: Uibhist a Deas, [ˈɯ.ɪʃtʲ ə ˈtʲes̪] ()) is the second-largest island of the Outer Hebrides in the census, it had a usually resident population of 1, a decrease of 64 since The island, in common with the rest of the Hebrides, is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland.

This colourful guide presents the story of life in the Uists from the appearance of the first stone age hunter-gatherers up to 10, years ago, to the crofters of the last century. It offers a vivid account of the development of the islands, suggesting some of the most rewarding places to visit and providing clear descriptions of each site.

Dark Island Hotel is popular for business and pleasure in the Uists, thanks to its central location and larger size than most in the area (42 rooms). Dark Island Hotel central to the Uists Privately owned, the Dark Island Hotel is very conveniently situated on the Isle of Benbecula, a short distance from Balavanich, where there are shops.

Etymology. In Donald Munro's A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland Called Hybrides ofNorth Uist, Benbecula and South Uist are described as one island of Ywst (Uist).

Starting in the south of this 'island', he described the division between South Uist and Benbecula where "the end heirof the sea enters, and cuts the countrey be ebbing and flowing through it". A long history of grazing by cattle, sheep and more recently rabbits, has influenced the development of machair landscapes.

Archaeological and historical evidence indicates settlement and agriculture extending at least years in Scotland (Crawford ) and possibly years in Ireland (Basset and Curtis ). This platform supports ‘machair’, a habitat restricted globally to northern Scotland and NW Ireland, but reaching its finest development in the Uists (Angus, ).

Within this machair platform, and over much of the area of North Uist, Benbecula and northern South Uist, there are myriad lochs (lakes), many with a surface close to sea level.

Life on the Islands: Hebridean Wildlife Uncovered. Guide Cory Jones gives an insight into the amazing variety of Hebridean Wildlife. Barra, Harris, Lewis and Uist are home to some of the most beautiful and varied animal life.

Learn more about the nature around these stunning Islands. Little islands important for wild-life, sometimes visited by boat trips, include the Shiant Islands south of Lewis and the Monach Islands off North Uist.

Lonely, uninhabited St Kilda lies 40 miles west out in the Atlantic. This is an archipelago, and there's no island called "St Kilda". The islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland comprise the Uists, Harris and Lewis. The isolated, rocky islands are fringed with beautiful sandy beaches that are often compared to those of the Caribbean, in appearance, but not climate.

They are also famous for the unusual coastal features known as “machair. The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures. Volume 4 Number 1. Ritchie, W (), Machair development and chronology in the Uists and adjacent islands, Proceedings of the Royal. Introduction.

Machair Bharabhais is a sandy, shoreline plain west of the post-mediaeval crofting settlement of Barabhas, on the western coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland ().It lies to the east of an area of dune and shingle, in a broad embayment, and is exposed to the full and direct influence of the Atlantic (Ritchie and Mather ).Definitions of South Uist, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of South Uist, analogical dictionary of South Uist (English).).

In the Uists it is clear that the current distribution of coastal habitat and the coastline itself, form the current manifes-tation of a process that has never been stable and recent research has suggested that the machair coastline of the Uists is a particular form of barrier island .