• Gail Porter became a household name in the 1990s, but the pull of Portobello still remains strong for the television presenter, model and actress

  • With its rich history, abundance of wildlife and everything from vivid sunsets to sunken Spanish galleons, the magical Isle of Mull has it all

  • After World War One, Dorothee Pullinger harnessed the largely female workforce of a former munitions factory to make cars for women that stood the test of time

  • The influence of renowned pop artist and sculptor Gerald Laing remains strong at Kinkell Castle, now owned by his son Farquhar

  • Husband and wife restaurant owners Paul and Lisa Wedgwood know that creating fabulous food is easy when you're part of a winning team

The March issue is out now

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.