Everybody loves a happy ending. It's the end of an era as the curtain
falls on the magical landscape of Glenbogle for the very last time.
However, while everyone hopes for a happy ever after, the inhabitants
must first battle to keep Glenbogle within the MacDonald family.
In an ever-changing world, the family's historic position at Glenbogle
is under serious threat and Paul must take control to make the debt-ridden
estate work once and for all if the family are to remain there forever.
Much of the weight of this responsibility falls on the shoulders of
Monarch Paul (Lloyd Owen). He's finally achieved the
respect of the community and is fiercely protective of Glenbogle and
the people that live there. He is, after all, a MacDonald.
The final series of the feel-good show sees some much-loved faces from
the past reunited with current characters, bringing some long-simmering
storylines to a close.
Adding to the sense of celebration is the return of local aristocrat
Kilwillie (Julian Fellowes), loveable ghillie Duncan
(played by Hamish Clark) and perhaps most poignant
of all is a ghostly reappearance in the final episode of the series
from eccentric Hector (Richard Briers).
Hector is never far from Molly's (Susan Hampshire)
thoughts and she's reluctant to take the next step in her emotional
life without his guidance.
Kilwillie clearly still holds a torch for her, but then there is the
undeniable bond between Golly (Sandy Morton) and Molly
Now bringing up a baby on his own, the one-time brooding loner suddenly
has to let his guard down and turn to his family and friends - in particular
Molly - for help.
Glenbogle is looking to the future and all its inhabitants seem close
to finding happiness - unlucky-in-love Paul meets a beautiful local
shepherdess called Iona (played by series newcomer Kirsty Mitchell);
Duncan and Jess (Rae Hendrie) are reunited at baby
Cameron's christening; and even cheeky young chef Ewan (Martin
Compston) finds a bond in mischief-making with Amy (series
newcomer Kellyanne Farquhar), Paul's runaway goddaughter.
Meanwhile, eccentric Donald (Tom Baker), who returned
to Glenbogle very much against his will last year, is finally at peace
with his surroundings. He has fallen for the poetic charm of the Highland
idyll and, along with the rest of the clan, is determined Glenbogle
will remain with a MacDonald as its laird for generations to come.