Summer may be winding down, but there is much going on here in Gibraltar to look forward to. On top of the long-awaited Gibraltar Music Festival on 6th of September, Gibraltar’s Football Team will launch their campaign in the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland the following day in Faro, Portugal, and three days after that, it’s Gibraltar National Day!

In this appealing autumn edition, find out about all the excitement being created by the World Trade Centre Gibraltar, which will change the face of The Rock. With construction officially underway, demand for office space has been unprecedented. Related to this, we take a look at modern day Recruitment in Gibraltar. Here at essential, we are very pleased to bring you exclusive and revealing interviews with Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and upcoming musician, Hollie April, who is performing at the GMF.

There is also a Scottish flavour to this issue, with the Referendum on Independence scheduled for 18th September. Eminent Sociologist, Sandy Stewart, eloquently outlines what has brought Scotland to its present juncture. At the same time, check out the contemporary kilts extravaganza holding sway from Howie Nicholsby’s 21st Century Kilts, appropriately based in Thistle Street, Edinburgh, and see if you have read any of the famous Scottish novels appearing on our Books page.

Aside from this, we travel to Rome & Florence and preview the forthcoming Ruta del Retinto. Finally, join us on a visit to highly rated Casa Brachetto and sample our fine wines selections from Rioja and Rueda.