The July issue is out now. One of Scotland’s most prolific and popular authors, Alexander McCall Smith, takes us around Edinburgh and explains how Scotland’s capital city has inspired his work. The latest issue also includes a backstage glimpse into Scottish Opera’s mesmerising performance of The Mikado, the beautiful gardens of Easter Weens in the Borders and the work of willow sculptor Trevor Leat from the Solway Coast. Andrew Cook, head chef of The Lime Tree in Fort William, shares some of his favourite recipes and we take a look at the newly opened Crossbasket Castle near Glasgow. Also, find out what happened when a group of shooting writers found themselves stranded on Taransay, and we investigate the growing threat unruly dogs pose to livestock.