Breathtaking

machair

We’ve just come back from a lovely two weeks holiday and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many wild flowers in my life… Red Clover, White Clover, Harebells, Ragged Robin, Kidney Vetch, Yellow Birds Foot Trefoil, Hawkweed, Ladies Bedstraw, Daisies and Buttercups. This is the Machair on North Uist – the flat grassy plains that lie just above the beaches. It’s incredibly fertile, and also allows cultivation of barley, oats, rye and potatoes. Just glorious.

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