Ellon Castle sundial unveiling

Sep 9, 2020

The restoration of the five acre walled garden at Ellon Castle in Aberdeenshire reached a significant milestone on Saturday 5th September 2020 with the unveiling of the seventeenth century multi-faceted sundial which is thought to have stood at the centre of the garden for more than 300 years.  The dial which is of national significance, being listed Category ‘A’ by Historic Environment Scotland, was restored with the help of a grant from the Mushroom Trust.   The unveiling was carried out jointly by Lady Aberdeen and SGLH Vice Chairman Christopher Dingwall.  The walled garden, which is a Scheduled Monument overlooked by the ruinous remains of Ellon Castle, was given the town of Ellon in 2015 by the late Bill Bruce of Scotia Homes.  It is hoped that, following a five year restoration programme carried out by the Ellon Castle Garden Trust, the garden will be open to the public on a regular basis from 2021.  Further information on the garden can be found on the Trust’s website