Television presenter, actress and model Gail Porter revisits her home town of Portobello as part of our area focus on Edinburgh and the Lothians. We catch up with The Elephant Man actress Hannah Gordon in this month’s Credo column, and explore the Isle of Mull in all its captivating beauty, documenting the Hebridean island’s rich history and abundance of wildlife in a series of striking photographs. Find out more about the ‘Galloway girls’ of the 1920s who harnessed the large female workforce of a former Dumfries munitions factory to make cars for women, and discover why Scotland’s bee population is so crucial to our country’s agricultural viability. Polly Pullar investigates the 120-year-old ornithological writings of a Wigtownshire naturalist which have finally been published, demonstrating a worrying decline in bird species, and our resident field sports enthusiast Patrick Galbraith takes us duck flighting by night. Restaurateurs Paul and Lisa Wedgwood share their favourite spring recipes from their eponymous restaurant on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, and our mystery diner is enchanted by the menu at the Plockton Inn this month.