June is when Scotland’s Gardens Scheme (SGS) really comes into its own, offering a range of beautiful gardens to visit around the region. Aberdonians don’t have to travel too far to find a hidden gem at the heart of Old Aberdeen - the historic Cruickshank Botanic Garden. Shaunagh Kirby meets its enthusiastic curator, Mark Paterson, to find out how his passion for plants and people is inspiring some exciting developments.
In ‘Our Town’, Duncan Harley visits Peterhead to unearth some lesser-known aspects of the Blue Toon’s heritage, as well as discovering its thriving business scene and plans for the future.
Mark Chalmers travels back in time along the King Street tramlines, to ‘Aberdeen’s first and last shop’, and explains why it and similar tenement businesses were so vital to the city’s sense of its own identity.
The North-east's own Kilted Chef, Craig Wilson, is back this month with a couple of sweet summer treats. Wondering what the disctinction is between a pavlova and a meringue? Get a copy of Leopard Magazine to find out.
As usual, there are dozens of fantastic events and activities going on around the North-east this month, so be sure to synchronise your calendar with ‘What’s On’ and ‘Diary’.