Macmillan Hunter creates beautiful garden sundials for sale in a range of stunning designs. These unique works are hand-built to individual order by specialist sundial maker Alastair Hunter in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. They can be personalised as an engraved sundial for you, making an excellent birthday, anniversary, retirement or wedding gift. Special commissions are welcome. Alastair follows in an old Scottish tradition of original sundial design. During the 18th century elaborate stone sundials were designed for the gardens of grand Scottish houses. Alastair’s designs are modern and reflect his experience in engineering. The sundials are armillary, horizontal, and vertical. A sundial is a marvellous garden ornament which allows for meditation on the fleeting yet eternal nature of time. It invites you to chart the progress of the sun and seasons while reflecting on your own memorable hours.
Explore our range of beautiful sundials designed in Scotland and hand-built to individual order. Contact us for Hourdial a modern garden sundial updating the classic horizontal design, Orbdial a lovely universal dial within an armillary sphere, and award-winning Solar Time a vertical dial installed for you in your garden with pinpoint accuracy. Enjoy original sculpture in double sundial Dihelion that traces the sun and seasons. We sketch out personal engraving for you and help you choose your sundial pedestal.Read more
November 15, 2016
Sundials are as old as civilisation, and the ancient designs often stimulate new ideas. We work on sundial designs all the time. To design and make a new one is exciting. There is a lot to consider, which we like to work out step by step. The principles of the sundial were already well understood and written down by the seventeenth century. Today, computer tools can calculate sundial geometry and get it exactly right. In our own approach,
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