Wednesday 18 January 2012: Inveresk Lodge Garden Sundial
We found ourselves down Musselburgh way and remembered a friend had mentioned Inveresk Lodge Gardens recently so looked in to find the recommended shrub that, while not appearing particularly special, had a delightful fragrance. (We did, it's appropriately called Lonicera fragrantissima).
We also saw the sundial that was removed from Pitreavie Castle. According to the East Lothian Sundial Trail:-
This lectern sundial is a star desk type with polar hemi cylinders mounted on a square column. This stands on four balls on a square plinth on top of an octagonal base. This dial was formerly at Pitreavie in Fife and was seen there by Ross*. It was moved here sometime in the early 20th century. As far as lectern dials are concerned, it is second in age only to the lectern dial at Dundas Castle. It is dated 1644 and bears the initials and arms of Sir Henry Wardlaw. This is a significant sundial.
As the January day was somewhat dull and chilly my photo isn't as pretty as that Gillipaw took in the summertime but does show a different view.
* Thomas Ross - Ancient Sundials of Scotland 1890.