1823: Alec Macleod, heir to the Uishall Estate on the Isle of Lewis, steals a morning of pleasure with a crofter’s daughter – with far-reaching consequences. While his new marriage fails to produce an heir, Alec’s struggles to ensure family prosperity set a course destined to bring nothing but trouble.
2001: Uishall has lost its clan ties and is now a syndicate-owned sporting estate, facing the twin threats of land reform and poaching. Just before the season opens, a body is discovered, and Duncan Macrae begins an investigation. While Hugh Bartlett sets up a Royal Macnab challenge at Uishall, rock star Nastasha Tang plans to buy neighbouring estate Maglavat and ban blood sports.
A paper chase through the past begins to reveal Uishall’s ghosts and secrets – and the revelations change its future forever. A changing social order, class conflict and the search for love is set amidst the thrill of the hunt and the wild backdrop of Uishall – a timeless landscape that defies its owners to master it.