Restored in 2009, the Nelson Monument stands on the highest point of Calton Hill, originally intended to double as a signal mast for ships at Leith. At the top of the tower, a time ball was installed, which was raised and lowered to mark the time, in conjunction with the One O’Clock Gun.
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Make Time Family Workshops
With the help of a professional artist, this is your chance to make your own artwork inspired by ideas of time and timepieces. You'll learn about the science of telescopes and clocks, as well as the history of timekeeping on Calton Hill, and then get busy creating your own work. Accompanying adults do not require a…