The Machars (Scots Gaelic: Machair (Ghallghaidhealaibh); lit. "the Plains (o Gallowa)") is a peninsula in Gallowa in the sooth-wast o Scotland. It compreeses pairt o the coonty o Wigtounshire. The main touns here is Wigtoun an Whithorn.
Saunt Ringan (360-432) forby kent as St Ringan, brocht Christianity tae whit wad become Scotland via The Machars, foondin a smaw kirk at the Isle o Whithorn fae whit a mediæval cathedral efterwart sprang at Whithorn. Ringan studied unner St Martin o Tours an is creditit wi bringin Christianity tae Scotland lang afore St Columba, whase kirk at Iona is aften mistaen creditit as the Cradle o Scots Christianity.