This page is no longer updated. The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute joined forces with SCRI on 1 April 2011 to create The James Hutton Institute.
Please visit the James Hutton Institute website.
The landscape of the machair is influenced by the actions of people, not just physical processes.
There are strong cultural influences and social systems that regulate the pace of change on the machair.
The long term future of the machair is dependent on continued careful management of the land.