Funny, original and brimming with life, “Mountain Goats,” celebrates the most heroic part of Scotland, the Highlands, and has properkilt-wearing maniacs fighting disaster on a weekly basis against the stunning backdrop of the Glencoe Hills.
The action centres around antics in the Old Goat public house, where you will find regulars: Jimmy, an old school mountain goat with a cigarette burn in his jumper and a glint of mischief in his bloodshot eyes; Bill, a wild and mysterious ‘dog man’ whose social skills are woefully undercooked; Bernie, an upbeat, loveable woman – happy to the point of delirium in her work; and Conor, a handsome, easy-going young man who is more than a little bit naive. Everyday they are outwitted by Jules, the formidable force of nature who runs the bar.
Filmed in the full beam colour of the great outdoors, Mountain Goats is pure escapism for those with a head for heights, a spirit of adventure – and are ready for a belly-full of laughs.
– EPISODE GUIDE –
Episode 1 – Homeless
Wednesday, April 11
Jimmy’s burnt down his house with a dropped cigarette and is secretly living in the bar at night. Jules turfs him out immediately and the others all know better than to let him stay with them. Jimmy decides to live rough in his old tent and the others take pity and set up a fund raising campaign to help him.
Episode 2 – Fitness
Wednesday, April 18
Bernie is livid when she discovers that Jimmy has falsified the team’s fitness reports and they must all undergo a gruelling fitness regime or face closure. Young Conor takes it upon himself to whip these flabby alcoholics into shape, or die trying.
Episode 3 – Dog
Wednesday, April 25
Jimmy loses Bill’s favourite dog and moves heaven and earth to find it again. He’s so hell bent on getting there first that he sabotages his rivals, Inverkelly Rescue, from their recovery. When Bill gets wind of this outrage he disappears into the hills.
Episode 4 – Famous
Wednesday, May 2
Jimmy accidentally injures a boy, but is lauded for his bravery in then rescuing him. Jimmy basks in the glory of his newfound status and embarks on a fevered campaign of freeloading and self- aggrandisement. The truth, that he caused the boy’s injury, remains hidden.
Episode 5 – Lover
Wednesday, May 9
Jimmy falls in love with a woman, Jane, who seems to be just like him. After a whirlwind romance which baffles and sickens the others, Jimmy finds out she is working for a brewery that wants to modernise his beloved Old Goat bar. Thrown, he falls out with his new love, then quickly decides he can’t live without her and proposes marriage.
Episode 6 – Liar
Wednesday, May 16
Jimmy tries his best on his 2000th rescue to help a fallen woman, Irene, out of a big hole. It transpires that Irene’s injuries are a false claim to swindle money from the Old Goat Volunteers. Unaware that Irene is trying to con everyone, the team oblige in helping her but Jimmy knows she’s lying.