• 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.”

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An armillary sundial in early morning

July 19, 2021

An armillary sundial has a wonderful form. It has mathematical rings creating beautiful shapes with circles and lines. The sundial in the photo has just begun to catch the early morning sun in the garden. The sundial gnomon is the slanting rod in the centre of the rings, and the wide sweeping band is where […]

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