MAC-SOTHIS.COM – Laird of John O’ Groats/Glencairn/Glencrannog
Update: June 2016. This web site is no longer active. The archived site can be viewed HERE
So now both Mac-sothis.com (South Angus Survival) and ScottishHighlandTitles.com run by James Barry Henderson and daughter Jill Henderson respectively have been wound up.
This is one of the longest running souvenir plot enterprises, and home of the “laird’s Retreat”, an early realisation that plot owners expected to be ably to locate real land as a result of their purchase. RIP, Laird of John O’Groats, Laird of Glencairn and Laird of Glencrannog
SA47 0QJ United Kingdom
The website for Mac Sothis is easy to navigate but rather basic (Created by WebOneUK Ltd.) – and the product that you receive in the post is even more so. This is one of the oldest web sites still in operation and we wonder why they do not revise it. The site was created in 2000 and feels like it. From time to time over the years a page is added, but the look and feel is still fifteen years old. But if it ain’t broke….
Offering three different titles is a rather good selling point. All three titles sold by Scottish Highland Titles come with certificates, map and directions on how to find your square foot (though they make no attempt to define which square foot you have purchased) of land, information on the Lairds’ Retreat by Loch Riddon, Argyll, and an ID card. There are options to have plots of land side-by-side for couples, and also a joint title deed. The three options are – John O’Groats, Glencairn or Glencrannog. However, at £38, you’re looking at the higher end of the “square footers”. We particularly like that you gain “use of the shared ‘Loch Retreat’ – a remote Scottish Highland lochside estate”. But there is no hint on the website or in the documents where it is! Still – it must be somewhere!
The order process is incredibly basic with room for error and only payment by Paypal is accepted. We are always wary of shops that only take PayPal.
As for additional merchandise, they suggest links to Goat Soap and many other rather bizarre fripperies. One can only assume that they are Welsh goats and not Scottish.