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Rae Hendrie Rae Hendry
The old adage 'never work with children or animals' is something actress Rae Hendrie can't avoid. As Glenbogle's ghillie, Rae's character, Jess, is forced to take on more responsibilities running the estate as well as her fair share of babysitting duties with new brother, Cameron. And Rae admits that - initially at least - she had doubts about being left holding the baby.

She says: "When I first read the script I was thinking 'this is going to be a nightmare', but they are the most chilled-out babies I have ever come across. As soon as the cameras roll they fall asleep, which is fantastic. "I wouldn't say they've made me broody at the moment - but then again, if I could be promised babies that were as well-behaved as that I might change my mind," she jokes.

There's a new sense of maturity surrounding Jess this year, both at home and in her work life. And, as Rae explains, when it comes to Jess's relationship with Golly, baby Cameron brings the once estranged father and daughter even closer together.

"Golly knows he can rely on Jess and he appreciates all she is doing, which, in turn, pleases her." she adds.

However, Jess's new workload, coupled with being Golly's rock and babysitter, means she has little or no time to meet new people, least of all to find love. Perhaps it's just as well, because Duncan is still very much in her thoughts.

"Initially she's not that chuffed about the idea of seeing him, you know, a woman scorned and all that. Duncan left her in the lurch and while she feels she could enjoy him being back eventually - she'd want to make him suffer a bit first." admits Selkirk born Rae.

"There weren't any goodbyes or anything like that last time. He just sneaked off and left her. Typical bloke, eh?"

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