• Broadcaster and 'Doonhamer' Stephen Jardine takes us on a tour of his native Dumfries

  • Sharmanka - meaning 'barrel organ' in Russian - opened its doors in Glasgow 20 years ago, and is still sharing its highly original brand of kinetic theatre with the world

  • Over 4,000 Harley Davidson owners from across the globe descend on the Highlands for the annual Thunder in the Glens pilgrimage

  • Steve McCallum, chef at Kinloch House in Perthshire, shares his seasonal recipes

  • The gardens at Croftcat, in Perthshire's Strathtay valley, offer a year-round haven of tranquility

The November issue is out now

Broadcaster Stephen Jardine takes us on a tour of his native Dumfries, and we join over 4,000 Harley Davidson owners from across the globe as they descend on the Highlands for the annual Thunder in the Glens event. Join us on board the St Abbs lifeboat with confectionery guru Boyd Tunnock, whose generous donation has ensured the vessel’s return to the sea around Berwickshire. Susan Nickalls explores alternative uses for Scotland’s iconic red telephone boxes; Guy Grieve reminds us how lethal the Atlantic Ocean can be, and Alan Cochrane relishes the joys of being a deckchair gardener. We investigate a radical new technique for salmon fishing on the River Awe, and Polly Pullar applauds welcome news for the Scottish wildcat, as a major conservation project aims to boost its numbers. Chef Steve McCallum shares the philosophy behind the food he prepares for guests at Kinloch House in our recipes this month, and our mystery diner visits the charming Pittodrie House, near Inverurie – and on the subject of food and drink, don’t miss the results of our Readers’ Panel event, the second stage of this year’s Scottish Field Whisky Challenge.