In order so that he may be able to impress his French pen pal, Duncan becomes laird, temporarily, while Archie becomes head ranger. Then the health inspector shows up thinking that Duncan is the real laird of Glenbogle.


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When Duncan's pen pal, Marie-Helene decides to come for a visit, he has a very particular problem: she thinks he's the Laird of Glenbogle. She's had a fight with her boyfriend while visiting Edinburgh and has run off to visit the only other person she's ever had contact with in Scotland. When Duncan admits to Molly that he's been in love with the girl ever since he started writing to her at age 13, she has an easy solution. Soon, Duncan is posing as the Laird and Archie and the Head Ranger. Stella celebrates when her divorce is finalized. While it's what she wanted, she is nonetheless saddened by the event and wonders what the future might have in store for her. She encourages Lexie to pursue Archie but then decides herself that she too should have a go at getting his interest. To top it all off, the health and safety inspector, Mr. Barr, shows up. He finds dozens of violations and is prepared to issue an order to have Glenbogle closed down. Molly however is sure she has seen him ... Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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15 December 2001 (UK)  »

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Molly MacDonald: Duncan has a problem.
Lexie: Just the one?
Molly MacDonald: His friend, Marie-Helene, has clearly misunderstood one of Duncan's letters. French can be such a tricky language; I mean you ask for a hairbrush and they bring you a horse-brush; it's all too, too muddling. Anyway, as I was saying, dear Marie-Helene seems confused about what it is that Duncan actually does.
Lexie: Well, that's no surprise. Half the time Duncan's confused about about what he actually does.
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