Lord and Lady Wannabes

Now you can be a Lord or a Lady legally for under $50.00.  According to    www.highlandtitles.com   “Thanks to Scottish Landowner law, ownership of this estate legally allows you, or someone you love, to use the title of Laird, Lord or Lady“.

 

 

The deal is you are buying 1 square foot of land and this entitles you to be a Lord or Lady.  As Laird (Lord) or Lady of Glencoe, you will also be entitled to wear the Glencoe Tartan…..

 

and have your own Coat of Arms

 

From the website ;  “Many of our customers have updated their driving licence, credit cards and such like to reflect their new status.”

Now here is the best part.  Every Christmas Sarah and I have a terrible time figuring out what to get the Wasband.  Here’s the kicker, he is of Scottish descent.  I can just see him now changing his license so it reads “Lord Wasband Harvest”.  Obviously his name is not Wasband Harvest.  I am just not sure he would want me to put his real name on my blog.   I think he would love being a Lord, though.

An Australian morning show interviewed one woman who did it and she said she gets the best service at hotels when she registers as Lady Whoever.  So what do you think?   Do you want to be part of the Landed Gentry of Scotland and be a Lord or Lady?

 

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claire
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 20:19:29

    You betcha. Signed, Lady Claire.

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  2. Just a Mom
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 20:34:18

    That would be a great Christmas present! In my opinion this is even better than having a star named after you!

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  3. Peter Parkour
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 22:03:33

    Sounds like hijacking a social latter where there should be none; for anyone. Inequality is the catalyst of most of our woes, and this is just a form of artificial ego elevation. A chunk of change that could just as easily be thrown away, or better yet donated to a worth cause (the end of hunger or world peace). Then you could change your title (or his if donated on his behalf) to “altruistic humanitarian”. 🙂

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    • joanharvest
      Jan 12, 2012 @ 22:39:58

      “When you purchase this land you will also benefit from the knowledge that you are making a positive contribution to the environment. By splitting the woodland into the ownership of hundreds of different people it ensures that no developer can ever acquire it and use it for their own gain, to the detriment of the area. By planting additional trees, carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere by the process of carbon sequestration. But perhaps most importantly the woodland is home to many species of Scottish flora and fauna, and it can be enjoyed by people as an area of peace, quiet, and tranquility.

      We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, and the company pays no dividends or annual bonuses to any investors/owners. Instead, any profit that the company makes is used for three main purposes; tree planting, land maintenance and improvement, and land acquisition.”

      I didn’t include the above in my post. I probably should have. The previous owner of Glencoe deforested the land and this non-profit is trying to correct that.

      “Fund raising in 2011 has enabled us to realise the dream of acquiring a tract of land which will enable us to protect and conserve Scotland’s iconic bird of prey, the Golden Eagle. This protected area, to be known as the Highland Titles Nature Reserve, is a large predominantly upland site, rising from sea level to over 1100m. It encompasses a diverse range of habitats including heather moorland, rough grassland, blanket bog, native woodland, montane heaths and exposed rock and scree. There are also freshwater lochans and streams.”

      They give a lot more info on their website. I’ll be happy to know that my Wasband becoming a Lord will help this magnificent area of Scotland, his ancestral home.

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  4. Joy
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 22:33:50

    I think this is cooler than cool

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  5. thenotwriter
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 14:51:14

    Oh I wanna be a Lady! I actually did something similar to this with conservation land in Cape Cod. A company called Landsquares sells one square foot of beach or marshland for $5. Its not as cool as this were you get a deeded title to the land and you can go and see your individual plot and use it. And with Landsquares you only get one square foot. But you also get the knowledge that your helping save valuable ecological areas from developers.

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    • joanharvest
      Jan 13, 2012 @ 15:05:49

      I did it once in Maine for my daughter and son. We had visited a wildlife habitat for owls and you could purchase a square foot of land.
      I’ve lived on Cape Cod most of my life. Where was the marshland?
      Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

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      • thenotwriter
        Jan 13, 2012 @ 15:30:39

        The Landsquare I bought was a part of a beach in Welfleet. There is also a bog in Provincetown. You can go to http://www.landsquares.com if your interested. Theres no need or title or rights to the land but youll get a card with a registration number and I have a keychain with a picture of the beach on it. I love Cape Cod more than any other place on earth and I like knowing Im doing something to help, even if its something small. I would buy the whole beach if I could.

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        • joanharvest
          Jan 13, 2012 @ 16:48:30

          Yes, Cape Cod is a wonderful place. I live on Martha’s Vineyard now and that too is beautiful. Buying a square foot of land to help save the land is awesome. Every little bit helps. I’m going to do it too. Thanks for the info and I hope you visit me again.

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  6. sheng
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 17:40:51

    Lady Sheng here visiting you!

    Reply

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