The Squire is a man who prides himself on being reasonable and who wishes to understand the reasons for the upset which is causing such an uproar in the farming community. He owns an estate which is big enough for him to be rather remote from the farming community but not such a big estate that he would leave all such matters to his agent. He is proud of the improvements that have been made to his cottages. He is a man with good principles but quite impartial due to his distance from the problems in agriculture. He cannot, however, entirely ignore the problems because they are so wide spread and they will be a major topic of conversation even in his circle of friends. He has strong feelings about the ‘vices and temptations’ of town life and mentions Kelso and Berwick in this connection!
The Squire was played by Alastair Turnbull.