Following the disaster at the end of the last series, Alec and Jenny return home. Sir James receives an important telegram at Strathblair House.
Sir James plans some unexpected changes and Andrew returns home to some startling news. Umberto's scheming causes a stir among the girls in the village, and he has a surprise in store for Pheemie.
Sir James and Lady Constance prepare to leave for the USA leaving Andrew in charge, but his plans for the future of Strathblair shock and upset Flora. Umberto's flirtations stir up trouble in the village, and there are those who want to be rid of him.
The attack upon Umberto causes much gossip in the village, and Jenny becomes embroiled in the situation.
Jenny's parents visit for the first time and Alec finds himself on better terms with his father-in-law.
Andrew and Flora discover how close they came to being the victims of a robbery, and they have to face some unwelcome facts.
Andrew's plans for a Festival Day at Strathblair, but not everyone is keen on the idea. Meanwhile, Macrae, Robert and Pheemie set up their own fringe exhibition. Later, Andrew has a conflict with the local MP.
Andrew runs an election campaign but receives a rough reception at a public meeting in the village, and Sir James is not best pleased. Robert meets Tansy's family and is in for a big surprise.
Alec has big ideas for the future but Jenny does not share his enthusiasm. It's the day of reckoning for Andrew as the polls open in the local election.