Sundials At Scottish Game Fair


MACMILLAN HUNTER ORBDIALVisitors to the Scottish Game Fair today will have an opportunity to see Orbdial, the latest garden creation by Edinburgh man Alastair Hunter, an award winning sundial designer.

Alastair, owner of Macmillan Hunter Sundials, will have his range of precision and aesthetically pleasing instruments on display at Stand D10 on Duck Row. Sundials are enjoying a renaissance as innovative new designs attract a new generation of people appreciating what is almost certainly the oldest scientific instrument known to man.

The Orbdial is aimed at people who value individuality and comprises a horizontal sundial set within an armillary sphere incorporating both meridian and equinox rings. The design is unique to Macmillan Hunter Sundials and may be the first of its kind.

This ‘eye-catching’ instrument was designed by Alastair towards the end of last year and joins his collection of bespoke sundials that include his first ever sundial sculpture ‘Solar Time’, a two metre high award winning design. Also on view will be ‘Orbit,’ a stunning limited edition of just 15 stainless steel and brass numbered sculptures, and ‘Noondial,’ a scaled down version of ‘Solar Time.’

In 2012 Alastair added ‘Hourdial’ to his collection: a beautiful horizontal dial transforming the visual idea of what a typical garden sundial looks like and available with a choice of pedestals in cast and natural stone.