By Dominic Mullany
-In Scotland, some speakers use the word Machair as a term for a dune system.
-The word Machair was used by naturalists since 1926, but was adopted by scientists in 1940.
Interesting facts about Machairs
-She'll fragments are rolled by waves towards the shore, where they are broken up further. The small fragments are blown up the beach to form hillocks.
-Machairs can house rare carpet flowers, such as orchids.
-Many birds are found in Machairs.