The magnificent Cairngorms are the beautiful backdrop as Archie MacDonald tries to come to grips with being the new laird of a huge, decaying family estate in the Highlands of Scotland.
Archie is 28 and just about to open his trendy new fish restaurant in London with his beautiful girlfriend, Justine, when he gets the news of his unexpected inheritance. Glenbogle is one of the largest sporting estates in the Highlands.
He will be the feudal landlord over 40,000 acres, 200 tenants, a house which makes Balmoral look like a cottage, and with an overdraft to match. To make matters worse, his aged eccentric parents, Hector and Molly MacDonald, come as part of the furniture and the local schoolteacher, feisty Katrina Finlay, is determined to make things as difficult as possible for Archie. There is also the high-spirited and fiery cook/housekeeper Lexie to contend with.
– EPISODE GUIDE – SEASON 2 –
Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 8pm ET
Facing the insurmountable debt that the estate is in, everyone living at Glenbogle house is struggling to get by. Tempers flare as Justine begins to take over the management of the house while the estate bankers decide whether or not to continue supporting the crumbling castle.
Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8pm ET
Hector and Archie fight for possession of a rare and valuable barrel of whiskey while Duncan and Golly compete amongst many other contenders for the new position of head ranger on the estate.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 8pm ET
When Archie’s appeal for a grant from the council is rejected, Hector is forced to reveal a secret concerning Edith Rankin, chairwoman of the council. Simultaneously, Golly and Fergal each bribe Duncan in the hopes of securing his help in their individual projects.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8pm ET
While Archie would rather forget the fact that it is his birthday, the family is determined to organize a secret surprise party. At the same time, Hector plants an article in the local magazine to help him in his quest to marry Archie off.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8pm ET
Molly finds herself face to face with a hard-nosed gangster to whom she owes 4,000 pounds. In a risky game of poker, she risks everything to clear her debt, without letting Archie find out. Meanwhile, tensions arise between Fergal, Katrina and Archie as Fergal begins to show interest in Katrina and questions her relationship with Archie.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8pm ET
Archie has decided that Glenbogle may be a novel venue for weddings and is expecting his first couple soon. But when they arrive, Lexie is faced with her estranged mother and memories of her troublesome childhood.
Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8pm ET
Archie’s sister Lizzie turns up at Glenbogle, pregnant and without a husband, leaving Hector very upset. Refusing to be involved in the ‘screaming and shouting’ of labor, he immerses himself into his competition against Killwillie for the tallest tree in Scotland.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8pm ET
While preparing for his upcoming coronation as laird of Glenbogle, Archie and his family are stunned when an American McDonald shows up claiming to be the rightful laird. In an effort to save his home, Archie invokes the Chieftains’ Challenge, a test of brains and brawns to reveal the true laird.