Cheeky local kids (neds) are monopolizing the local park, so Winston decides to create a garden as a peaceful retreat. Jack and Victor are kept busy when their friend Ronnie gets committed after he has been found dancing in George Square in his undies. They pose as his brothers to secure his release.
Jack and Victor decide to offer a helping hand to their recently-widowed friend Bert, who seems incapable of looking after himself. Winston, on the other hand, is certainly helping himself - to the favours of his new home help, Mrs. Begg. Later, they find that Mrs. Begg is offering more than she should be. . .
Words don't come easy, but the world of books and a certain lady librarian have got Tam and Winston all of a-fluster. Yankee happy pills are proving more of a temptation to Jack and Victor though after they bump into their old pal Stuart.
Victor feels the need to get away from it all and when he hears that Danny's wife is selling Danny's old car, he jumps at the chance to buy it, even though it involves having to outbid Manky Frankie and, at the end of the day, is not quite the bargain he had hoped that it would be.
A money-lender appears at Craiglang and finds no shortage of willing customers. Jack and Victor are in the money too, not, as Isa believes, because they have 'tapped' money from the lender but because they have bought stock market shares from Navid. Tam and Winston have a run-in with neds on the local golf course and challenge them to a grudge match, the winners to have the run of the course.
The workmen on the new building site are spending a lot of money on food and lining the pockets of take-away entrepreneur Vince, 'the Clydeside Poisoner'. With Navid away at his brother's funeral Jack and Victor are minding the store for him. Winston, who hates Vince, sees this as the perfect opportunity to set up his own fast food outlet from the shop and give Vince a run for his money.
To celebrate sixty years of friendship Jack and Victor go out for a meal but it costs the Earth and prompts them to lament the passing of the good old days. As it happens these are being celebrated in an exhibition at the city museum,dedicated to the Glasgow of their boyhood. Whilst there, they meet an old friend Frank McCallum, but he has certainly changed since they last saw him.
Is it a fox rummaging around in the waste bins at the back of Navid's shop? No, it's Pete the Jakey, the slovenly town drunk of Craiglang. It's a surprise to everyone then when he turns up at the Clansman, clean-shaven and wearing a suit and tie. He explains that he has got a new job as the council's 'facility' but Jack and Victor don't believe him and decide to follow him.
Isa's husband Harry Drennan re-appears and, as she wants none of him, she gets Winston to pretend to be her boyfriend. Whilst Victor and his son have little in common Jack gets a tape from his daughter Fiona in Canada showing the family, and with it an invitation to go out and see her. Can Jack leave his old pal to fend for himself in Craiglang? Or, perhaps they could both go?