Played by Juliet Stevenson
Louise Elliot originally came to Scotland with her husband. But after the marriage broke down in spectacular fashion, she was left to bring up her 3 children alone. In some ways the remote and wild beauty of the Highlands suited Louise’s bohemian nature and her more eccentric tendencies. But the trauma of her divorce and the loneliness that followed made her turn to the bottle, and it was only her children than brought her back from the abyss. Now sober for 5 years, every day is still a battle. She spends her time painting, shooting, and trying new things to pass the time. Intelligent and caring, she knows she relies on her kids more than she should.