Watch Scotland’s tallest sundial on TV with Susan Calman

Secret Scotland with Susan Calman at Glamis Castle sundial

Susan Calman chats with Alastair Hunter about the grand sundial at Glamis Castle and finds out how to read the time.

Susan Calman loves her tours of Scotland uncovering secrets for her Channel 5 TV series, ‘Secret Scotland with Susan Calman’. This time she was in Aberdeenshire and Angus. She began with a visit to Glamis Castle, the much-loved family home of Her Majesty the Queen Mother. Susan could not miss the chance to see Scotland’s tallest sundial while she was there, and to find out more about it talking with Alastair Hunter.

Susan was fascinated by the clever ways that shadows on the dials allow you to tell the time, and amazed by the mathematical shapes and exuberant sculpture carvings. She even found out how to read one of the dials herself just at the moment when the sun broke through the clouds and showed the  shadows.

You can see the whole programme, ‘Secret Scotland with Susan Calman: Aberdeenshire and Angus’, Episode 6 in Series 3, on Channel 5 at 8pm on Friday 23 October 2020. The show will be available on Catch Up or My5 after it has aired. The show is a production of IWCMedia, Glasgow.