• Andrew O'Hagan is one in a long line of Ayrshire's fine literary sons

  • Medieval knights training in Jedburgh

  • Photographer John Stephens-Orr snapped the great and the good

  • The UK's first pet hotel and spa opens in Ayr

  • The Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow serves up a great game in the heart of the city

  • Ian Rankin talks Rebus, his school days and his ambitions to teach or be incarcerated

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May issue out now

cover200The May issue is out now. Inside we meet novelist and non-fiction author Andrew O’Hagan, one in a long line of Ayrshire‘s fine literary sons who explores his love for his home county through the prism of his respect for the eighteenth century biographer James Boswell. Crime writer Ian Rankin talks Rebus, his schooldays and his ambitions to teach or be incarcerated, and we look back at the career of renowned mid-twentieth century Scottish photographer John Stephens-Orr. We reveal the remarkable tale of John Hunter, the respected Edinburgh surgeon and bodysnatcher who inspired the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. We find out what happened when four famous Angus sporting estates offered a composite shoot for charity. We also take a behind-the-scenes look at the gardens of Dunbeath Castle, showcase a selection of striking images of medieval jousting from Jedburgh, and The Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow serves up great game in the heart of the city.