Fearing that Paul's revelation will hurt Molly, Archie tells Paul to go. But he cannot protect her from the truth, and she decides to leave Glenbogle.
Young restauranteur Archie MacDonald rushes to a family emergency in the Highlands. As reluctant Laird of Glenbogle, he foils an Osprey's nest robbery and plans to sell the estate.
Archie is still adamant that the estate must be sold. Hector seems unable to face reality. A banker arrives to foreclose on the estate's loan.
Archie's long-suffering girlfriend and business partner, Justine, has arrived from London to find out what he is up to.
An old genealogist friend of Hector's visits Glenbogle and discovers a secret love diary in the attic.
Archie's sister turns up with her New Age boyfriend and the pair become intent on converting Glenbogle into a healing centre.
As the new laird, Archie must take part in a traditional boat race against a wily and confident neighbouring landowner, Kilwillie.
It's the Glorious 12th, Archie and Lexie fly to London in a bid to be the first restaurant to serve the first grouse of the season. Meanwhile it's election day for Katrina.
Matters romantic and financial come to a head as Justine gives Archie an ultimatum and the house is to be found in terrible disrepair.
Archie must gamble all to resurrect his inheritance but his plans are thrown off course when the estate's bankers arrive.
Archie and his father, Hector, go head-to-head as they battle for possession of a rare and valuable barrel of whisky.
Hector must dig deep to save Archie after a grant application is rejected. Hector is forced to confront old flame, council leader Edith, who is still smarting from the rejection. Show more
Archie wants to forget about his 30th birthday but Mollie and Hector both organise secret celebrations. Hector resolves to marry Archie off.
Molly's gambling addiction threatens to bankrupt the MacDonald family when she falls foul of a hard-bitten Glasgow gangster.
Archie finds himself caught in the mother of all cat-fights when Lexie's estranged mother wants to hold her wedding at Glenbogle.
The arrival of a pregnant Lizzie provokes Hector into disowning his errant daughter. Archie races against time to reconcile the warring clan.
A distant relative from the USA stakes a claim to Glenbogle and Archie invokes the chieftains challenge to determine who is the rightful laird.
Archie thinks he has found a solution to the estate's financial problems, but the bank's ruthless new manager - Stella Moon - arrives with plans of her own.
Archie is struggling under Stella's regime as she imposes a series of drastic cutbacks, including banishing Hector's dogs. Will Lexie, Golly and Duncan be the next to go?
Archie must use all his powers of persuasion when Stella lands Golly in hot water. Hector and Kilwillie manage to make matters worse by winding up in jail.