Last Christmas, I came across a site which offered purchasers a “Highland Title” to support a Scottish nature preserve. Finding the idea enticing, I bought one for my friend Kim, one for my gentleman friend, and one for myself. Highland Titles advertises that a person can purchase a plot of land in Scotland starting from as little as £29.99. If you do so, you may style yourself as Lord or Lady of Glencoe. The site also suggests that you visit your land in Glencoe Wood Nature Reserve. The idea is to fund the reserve.
‘Laird’ is a descriptive title traditionally afforded to Scottish landowners or, more commonly, by those living and working on the estate. Laird is a Scottish word and is simply the Scottish form of the English ‘Lord’. The female equivalent is ‘Lady’.
When one buys land from Highland Titles, he/she will become the beneficial owner of the plot of land selected. Whilst all people are free to refer to themselves as Lairds, it is only those who own land in Scotland that have a genuine reason to do so.
Enjoy the land ownership experience……
The land sold is managed as a nature reserve, so when someone buys land from Highland Titles he/she helps to improve and conserve the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The Highland Titles Nature Reserve at Glencoe Wood, Duror, is now an established visitor attraction with thousands of landowners visiting their plots every year.
All of the landowners are able to arrange a free meet and greet service with local volunteers, and the reserve has partnered with a number of local attractions in order to offer customers preferential VIP treatment when they visit.
The land ownership is accessible to everyone, with plots starting at £29.99 for one square foot. Larger plots are sold from Mountainview, Lochaber, and come additional benefits AND a free 1 sq ft plot in Glencoe Wood.
1 sq ft plot £29.99 ($46.21)
10 sq ft plot £49.99 ($77.03)
100 sq ft plot £119.99 ($184.90)
1000 sq ft plot £499.99 ($770.48)
Depending upon the package chosen, you…
May Style yourself as Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe
Receive a Gift Pack
Have Free ‘Meet and Greet’ service
Have VIP Club Membership
Receive a Free 1 square foot plot of land in Glencoe Wood
Style yourself as Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe and Lochaber
Receive a Stationery Template
Receive DVD Tour of the Area
Receive Presentation Gift Box
Have Tree planted in your honor
**Have Lifetime Camping Access to Keil Hill
Receive Clan Map Wall Poster
Receive Framed Certificate(s)
Have Priority Pass airport lounge access
Receive Lambswool Scarf
The Master Title Deed (seen in the pictures above) says…
I HEREBY DECLARE AS FOLLOWS:
I ABSOLUTELY and entirely renounce, relinquish and abandon the use of my former name of Regina Jeffers and assume, adopt and determine to take and use from the date hereof the name and title of Lady Regina Jeffers in substitution for my former name.
I SHALL at all times hereafter in all records, deeds, documents, and other writings and in all transactions and on all occasions whatsoever use and subscribe the said name and title of Lady Regina Jeffers as my name in substitution for my former name of Regina Jeffers so relinquished as aforesaid to the intent that I may hereafter be called, known or distinguished by the name and title of Lady Regina Jeffers only and not by my former name of Regina Jeffers.
I AUTHORISE and require all persons at all times to describe, designate and address me by my adopted name and title of Lady Regina Jeffers.
If Highland Titles does not interest you, you might also purchase a title from Dunans Castle.
WELCOME TO SCOTTISHLAIRD: DEDICATED TO THE RESTORATION OF DUNANS CASTLE.
Decorative Titles, Tartan Garments, Gorgeous Gifts and Lovely Accessories
Our Decorative Titles are …… Ideal as gifts for Christmas, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and all sorts of occasions.
** The most romantic Scottish decorative titles available today
**Qualify to wear the Lairds’ and Ladies’ tartan, ‘Dunans Rising’
**Part of a living history which includes links with the Fletcher, McGregor, Lamont, Campbell, Buchanan and McLaren clans.
**Help restore an historic castle and its woodland gardens
**Own part of an ancient estate which includes an unique Thomas Telford-designed bridge and dates back to before 1590.
**Gain free access to the woodland garden, walks and river which make up the curtilage of the Castle
**Free tour to all Lairds and Ladies of the grounds and the buildings.
Have I tempted any of you to join me in the world of “Lairds and Ladies”?