• Horizontal sundial and ironwork stand
    Horizontal sundial and ironwork stand
  • Sundial design commission
    Sundial design commission
  • Ancient sundial stone after restoration
    Ancient sundial stone after restoration
  • Double sundial in a sculpture garden
    Double sundial in a sculpture garden
  • Sundial project for a house wall
    Sundial project for a house wall

Macmillan Hunter Sundials

Macmillan Hunter are specialists in sundials. We deal with historic sundials and create modern designs. These beautiful objects have thousands of years of history. New ideas for sundials keep appearing. The variety of designs is astonishing. The principles of sundials are fascinating.

With a background in engineering Alastair Hunter embraces the whole sundials world. His focus is on their precision and beauty. He is at home restoring old sundials and designing new ones. He is an expert on the distinctive and historic dials of Scotland. He works as a sundial consultant and designer.

“A sundial allows for meditation on the fleeting yet eternal nature of time. Reading time on the dial creates a point of stillness amidst the hectic rush of life.”

Latest News

Armillary sundial reads summer solstice by a ball shadow at noon

June 21, 2022

The armillary sphere dates back to ancient times when astronomers created their own vision of the earth and the heavens. The idea still works today and our own design creates a sundial with a special feature of two balls that mark the passage of the seasons by their shadows. One of the balls reads summer […]

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