• 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

Time lapse study of shadows and how a sundial reads the time

October 22, 2020

There are many interpretations of how well a sundial reads the time. It is often thought the smallest increment of time on a sundial will be around two minutes. This is because the large diameter of the sun gives a fuzzy edge to the time shadow. Our study looked at the shadow

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