Sorry - here on my iPad, I only have a tiny window to type in and can only see like two lines of about 20 chars per line. Meant to finish that question like: Since the scout's square is referred to in multiple places as being considered in that city's outskirts for the turn it gathers to it, can the city place new (scout or army) units in with a gathering scout? Or is it restricted to the 8 squares physically adjacent to the actual city marker?
I think the more common sensical answer in no, but in the RAW, I'm not certain. Q?: When producing a new figure (army or scout), it is placed in the outskirts of the producing city - does this mean that, since the spot the scout gathers from is referred to as counting as being in the outskirts of that city?