Laird Titles Reviews; are they Highland Titles or just Fake Titles?
Like us, you have probably come across one of these Laird gift packs on the internet and wondered whether you are buying a fake title or your very own highland title. You may not be aware that they are available from several different organisations and confer titles, such as Laird of Glencoe (Highland Titles) or Laird of Dunans (Gift Republic) and that they have been steadily selling for at least thirty years to our knowledge. They were sufficiently well known in 1979, when the Land Registration (Scotland) Act was passed that the civil servants with responsibility for setting up the new Registers of Scotland asked that they be relieved of the normal requirement to register the transfer of “souvenir plots” so as to avoid the huge workload that would otherwise fall to them. This loophole is unique in Scottish law and makes the sale of small plots in Scotland possible, legal and rather fun.
But what of the businesses and people who offer to sell these plots and highland titles? Are they all honest and competent? Are they real Scottish titles, or just fake titles? When you plan to buy a gift for a loved one, you want to be sure you will not be scammed by someone who does not own any land or who cannot legally sell it to you.
We have decided to put in the leg work so you don’t have to. Several months of hard work have gone into the preparation of this site. If you have any comments or observations, please feel free to post your thoughts.
To find out about sites and businesses marketing the title laird over the internet we began by using the search terms “laird title” and “Scottish title”. With thousands of “hits” you can see that this is a crowded marketplace.
Some of the more obvious questions are:
- Are these schemes legal?
- Can Lairds and Ladies use their titles?
- Can Lairds and Ladies visit their Scottish estates?
- Which Lairdships provide the best value?
- What post-purchase support is provided?
The answers are surprising but in some cases disappointing. Please explore the site to find out more.