The Machars (Scots Gaelic: Machair (Ghallghaidhealaibh); lit. "the Plains (o Gallowa)") is a peninsula in Gallowa in the sooth-wast o Scotland. It comprises pairt o the coonty o Wigtounshire. The main touns here ur Wigtoun an Whithorn
Saint Ninian (360-432) also kennt as St Ringan, brought Christianity tae what-would-become Scotland via The Machars, founding a small church at the Isle o Whithorn fae whilk a mediæval cathedral efter sprang at Whithorn. Ninian studied under St Martin o Tours an is credidit with bringin Christianity tae Scotland lang afore St Columba, wha's church at Iona is often mistakenly credited as the Cradle o Scots Christianity.