DescriptionThere is consternation among the villagers of pretty Scottish Borders town Prior's Ford when a firm expresses interest in reopening an old granite quarry. Almost overnight neighbours and friends fall out, with some welcoming the work the quarry will bring while others are ready to fight to preserve the village's peace.
Publican Glen organises a protest group - but when a local newspaper takes an interest in him and the story, he starts to feel very nervous indeed. And when Jenny Forsyth attends a protest meeting, she is shocked to discover the quarry surveyor is an unwelcome face from her past.
Clarissa Ramsay, newly widowed, is too preoccupied to care much about the threat facing the village. She's discovered her husband Keith had a secret life...
While up at Linn Hall, the impoverished Ralston-Kerrs, struggling to keep the estate that is their ancestral heritage from going under, find that the changes threatened by the quarry represent a test of loyalty to the village that regards them as its lairds.