Well, dear Anglophiles, those of you who hold such a dream will be thrilled to hear that your dream can come true! At least part of it: owning British land (i.e., Scottish land) and acquiring a title. Yes, those parts of the dream can come true. Kind of. Sort of. For a price. Albeit, a relatively small price. And provided you have the chutzpah to actually use your newly acquired title!
One can, indeed, buy courtesy titles of "Lord" and "Lady" (or "Laird," the Scottish equivalent of the English word "Lord"). But I emphasize, these titles are courtesy titles, not legal titles of nobility conferred by the Queen. As courtesy titles, they may be used in the same manner as other courtesy titles, such as "Mr.," "Mrs.," or "Dr." One such (reputable) company to buy a title from is Highland Titles, which sells small lots of land as a conservation scheme. Purchasers actually own square footage (either 1, 10, 100, or 1,000 square feet), which they may visit and picnic or camp on . . . and will to their heirs. In Scotland, one acquires a courtesy title through land ownership.
VIDEO: News interview of Stephen Rossiter, spokesperson for Highland Titles.
- To read Highland Titles "HOMEPAGE," where land & titles purchases may be made, click HERE
- To read "ABOUT" Highland Titles, click HERE
- To read "FAQ" about Highland Titles, click HERE