Macmillan Hunter sells beautiful garden sundials in a range of stunning designs. These unique sundials are hand-built to individual order by specialist sundial maker Alastair Hunter working in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. They can be personalised with engraving, making an exceptional present. Commissions are welcome.
The tradition of designing sundials in Scotland is very old. In the 18th century elaborate and original designs of stone sundial were built for the gardens of grand Scottish houses.
Inspired by such an ancient tradition, Alastair makes his own modern designs which reflect his career experience in engineering. He works mainly with polished stainless steel, brass, and bronze, which can be formed by machining, water-jet cutting and photoetching.
A sundial is a special object made for an individual place. It allows for meditation on the fleeting yet eternal nature of time. It invites you to chart the progress of the sun and seasons while reflecting on your own memorable hours.
Year Established: 2009
2010. design award from the British Sundial Society
2012. exhibitor award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
2013. full range of sundials launched at the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, and the Scottish Game Fair, Perth
2015. invited exhibitor with the Oxford Sculptors Group at the Autumn Sculpture Exhibition, The Savill Garden, Surrey; design award from the British Sundial Society