Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.

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 Golly Mackenzie / ... (64 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Molly MacDonald / ... (60 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Duncan McKay (53 episodes, 2000-2005)
Dawn Steele ...
 Lexie McTavish / ... (51 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Archie MacDonald (43 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Paul Bowman / ... (28 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Hector MacDonald (27 episodes, 2000-2005)
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SPOILER: Archie MacDonald, carving out a life for himself as a restaurateur in London, finds himself called back to his home in the Scottish Highlands to assume his role as The Laird of Glenbogle and get the 40,000 acre estate back on its feet. No matter the romantic interest and all the emotional undercurrents as the young Laird Archie wrestles the Glenbogle estate into the 21st century. Justine, Archie's girlfriend has competition from local school Headmistress Katrina and cook Lexie battle for the Laird's heart. Whilst Archie has to cope with his eccentric parents Molly and Hector and their friend and neighbor Kilwillie. 5 years later, Archie's half-brother Paul Bowman comes to Glenbogle, and becomes Laird of Glenbogle, whilst Archie and his new wife Lexie leave for New Zealand. He has many romantic interests including farmer Isobel Anderson, neighbor Lucy Ford, brewery chairwoman Amanda MacLeish and shepherdess Iona Maclean. Paul has to control the wacky duo of Uncle Donald, the ... Written by Lieke@the-friends-experience.zzn.com & tReynard Pictures

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Tom Baker described his character of Donald MacDonald as "a combination of an old George Clooney with a touch of the ghost of Hamlet's father and a bit of Vanessa Feltz". See more »

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The details of Hector's history as a laird are altered throughout the series. For example, in the first episode of the series he claims to be the 14th laird of Glenbogle but in the 6th season he is referred to as the 23rd. See more »

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Lady Dorothy Trumpington-Bonnet: Didn't you know? Amanda is married to a businessman twice her age who spends most of his time in the South of France.
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Referenced in The Great British Baking Show: Pies (2012) See more »

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A Superior Series
4 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is great to have a series in which there is minimal violence, no ridiculous language, and virtually no sex--how refreshing for a change!

The scenery has already been noted elsewhere as spectacular, and as one of the stars. While I agree whole-heartedly with this, it is the acting which impresses me. Alastair Mckenzie does a superb job of portraying a suave Londoner who is suddenly thrust into a job he neither wants nor knows how to manage. However, (and you can see this most clearly when viewing the whole series, one episode after another) Mckenzie manages to convey that here is a man who grows from being a "fish-out-of-water" to being the LAIRD of Glenbogle. Mr. Mackenzie does it almost imperceptibly by degrees. Great work!

The rest of the original cast is equally strong. It is indeed too bad that most of the principal characters left over the seasons.


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