Archie McDonald, a young restaurateur, is tricked into returning to his home, Glenbogle, by his eccentric father and mother, Hector and Molly. Once there Archie finds out that the estate is on the verge of bankruptcy. In this pilot episode we also meet some other employees at the Glenbogle house, Lexie, Duncan and Golly as well as the young school teacher, Katrina.
A ruthless banker comes to Glenbogle and informs the family that if they cannot pay the outstanding debt the bank will have no choice but to close Glenbogle. Desperate to save his family's home, Archie pulls out all the stops to persuade the bank to reconsider.
Now that Archie's girlfriend Justine has arrived at Glenbogle she notices some chemistry between Archie and Katrina. Then, Glenbogle's neighbor, Killwillie, asks the family to host the Glenbogle ball in his place. While making the rushed preparations for the family, Justine learns of a past tragedy that still haunts the MacDonald family.
Archie's older sister Lizzie turns up with her boyfriend Gerald and a group of massage therapists intent on turning Glenbogle into a healing center. Meanwhile, Golly goes missing and Lexie discovers the secret to his disappearance.
As the new laird to Glenbogle, Archie must accept Killwillie's challenge in competing against him in the annual Highland boat race. With the odds of history stacked against him, Archie doubles the stakes when he requests that ring of his forefathers be added as prize to the winner of the race.
Archie and Justine organize a special Highland Night at their restaurant. To help execute the plan smoothly, Archie and Lexie head over to London to make the preparations. But it isn't long before things start to go wrong and Archie and Justine confront each other about their dwindling relationship.
Justine tells Archie that he must decide whether or not to return to their restaurant in London or to stay at Glenbogle with his family. To make matters worst, Flemming returns informing Archie that the bank can wait no longer for him to pay out the debt, and the estate begins to fall apart forcing Archie and his family to move out.