Jed Outhwaite is the father of Heather Hutchinson and the grandfather of Lyn and Kirsty Hutchinson. Heather's daughter Lyn brought the pair back into contact after neither of them had talked or seen each other for 18 years. Jed's farm was owned by the Tate family, and Kim Tate tried to evict Jed, who wouldn't budge. Lyn found Jed unconscious after suffering a heart attack in February 1998, and he was rushed to Hotten General Hospital. He made a full recovery and eventually moved out of the farm for pastures new.