Have some questions? Why not take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions below to see if we have your answer.
Q. Can I pass my rights on in my will?
A. You will receive a personalised certificate detailing your souvenir plot of land and the rights which may be enjoyed by you and your heirs. You may leave your personalised certificate to anyone, and the rights will pass to them. Should you wish to do so, you should include it in your Will.
The person to whom you leave your personalised certificate may request a Reissue of Documents.
You can also sell your certificate, but there are two restrictive covenants in place. One prevents shooting and the second prevents your Estate from being subdivided.
Q. Do you have to be a certain age?
A. No. Anyone can place an order, and anyone can receive a gift pack.
Q. Can I visit the land?
A. Yes, and we encourage you to do so. If you choose to visit the reserve at Glencoe Wood, we even have a Visitor Centre and meet and greet service.
Q. What can I do with the land?
Q. How will I know which plot is mine?
Q. Can I plant a flag or leave a memento on my plot?
A. Whilst many Lairds enjoy planting a flag or leaving a memento on their plot, we respectfully request that only biodegradable items are used. Of course, if you want to plant a flag for the purposes of taking a photograph you may do so. We have regular "clean ups" of items that have been left behind, but prefer that anything you bring into the reserve that is not biodegradable is removed to keep our reserve natural and litter free.
Q. What species of tree will you plant on my plot?
Q. Can more than one person buy the same plot of land?
A. No. Only one person can legally hold the right to a souvenir plot of land. If you order two plots of the same size, the plots will be next to each other and each plot can have a different owner.
Q. How to search products?
A. Search for products by entering the product name or keyword into the Search Bar at the top of any page. Try to enter a general description. The more keywords you use, the less products you will get in the results page. When you find a product you're interested in, simply click the product name or the product image for more details.
Q. Can I buy a plot as a gift for someone else?
A. Yes. When you place your order you will need to fill in the details of the recipient. This can be any name that you like.
Q. Can I have my plots next to each other?
A. Yes. As long as the plots are the same size, then all the plots you order at the same time will be next to each other. Any plots ordered later may be part of a different block, though they will be close by.
Q. What is a Master Title Deed?
Q. What if I get married or change my name?
A. Simply request a reissue of documents, which you can find in our Shop. There is a small cost associated with this request.
Q. Can I change the name on my bank account, credit cards etc?
Q. My bank has refused to recognise my Master Title Deed. What should I do now?
A. Simply inform your bank that your Master Title Deed is a Deed Poll, and that you are notifying them that you have changed your name or title. No bank – or any other agency for that matter – has any say in your change of name or title.
Q. Are there any hidden charges, taxes, or future payments to make?
A. No. There are no land taxes in Scotland and absolutely no other costs associated with this land. We maintain public liability insurance over the entire wood which will continue in force after your purchase. You will have no further expense to pay after the initial purchase price.
Q. Must I register my land?
Q. Do I need public liability insurance?
Q. How can you sell me a title?
A. We cannot sell you a title. Highland Titles is simply acknowledging your right to use the title of Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe, which is trademarked by Highland Titles. If you prefer not to assume a title, you will be given that option when you make your land purchase. Advice published by Scottish Solicitors is "in Scotland anyone can, subject to requirements of good faith, call themselves whatever they like, including "Laird", "Lord" or "Lady"." We do not know of any jurisdiction where this is not true.
Q. Who is Lord Lyon?
HM New Register House
Edinburgh EH1 3YT