We turn the spotlight on Cromarty's 10-day Art and Flower Festival and its Open Gardens day in our Autumn edition. The day, inspired by Avoch's garden spectacular last year, was a huge success and is certain to be repeated.

Another Avoch garden features in the latest edition – the community space created out of the waste ground where the filling station used to stand. Still in Avoch, we share the celebrations that marked the opening of the new social club.

Back in Cromarty, we've photos and a review of the Youth Opera's Dido and Aeneas and a report on the village's successful defibrillator campaign.

We discover an unexpected link to Rosemarkie in an Australian winery, in Newhall Point we meet the man in charge of the cathedral bell-ringers in Inverness, and in Munlochy meet the family of a swimmer going for gold in the Rio Paralympic Games.

Looking back, we discover how a Fortrose aristocrat's craving for pigeon pie ended in disaster, remember when the travelling cinema came to the village, and learn the stories behind the stones at Kirkmichael.

Out of doors, we trace the route of the Beauly Firth Loop, learn about the new Black Isle bike hire scheme and re-live the Avoch Skiffties' oarsome success at the World Skiff Racing Championships in Northern Ireland.

In other words, it's another jam-packed 48 pages of Black Isle news, features and sport, and all for just £1.50. Don't miss your copy!

Russell Turner