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    Owning Your Own Piece Of Scotland

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    Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Gary L: Always too far from Scotland (tallbloke) member on Wed 14/10/09 21:25

    Last year I became a Laird as I now own 1 Sq Ft of Scotland as I went to one of those site for a minor fee to get land & title. Has any body else decided to capture part of the Homeland?

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Ben D: English not British (ben) founder member member photos on Wed 14/10/09 21:28

    quickfind:tallbloke > "Last year I became a Laird as I now own 1 Sq Ft of Scotland "

    ......and with the marvellous Outdoor Access Code, anyone can come and take a stroll across that square foot.....erm......provided you don't have a house on that land in which case you would have reasonable grounds to object.......but what are the chances of that? Oh.....well......unless you are VERY small I suppose ;-)

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    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Cherry M: cho fad is a bhios an deò,bidh an dòchas (siris) lifetime member member photos on Wed 14/10/09 21:31

    Ben, had you thought that he may actually be a Borrower !!!

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from A D: Ex-Member (deleted:dollydimples) on Wed 14/10/09 22:02

    I own ma wee plot of land that ma wee hoose is plonked on... all mine! Well apart from the 50% the bank still own... dammit ;o)

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Robert R: Ex-Member (deleted:metalhead1973) on Wed 14/10/09 22:19

    back owns aboot 99.9% o mine still...LOL

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Robert R: Ex-Member (deleted:metalhead1973) on Wed 14/10/09 22:20

    The bank even LOL I must learn to proofread these things BEFORE I hit submit!! LOL

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Julia C: Loving Scotland (thistlejay) photos on Thu 15/10/09 01:13

    Gary would you care to let us know which site. I would love to own my own little piece of Scotland.

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Alysen C: Oi! Scotster makes the world go round... (alysen) photos on Thu 15/10/09 05:47

    One square foot, eh. Talk about standing your ground!

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    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Cherry M: cho fad is a bhios an deò,bidh an dòchas (siris) lifetime member member photos on Thu 15/10/09 06:00

    quickfind:alysen > "One square foot, eh. Talk about standing your ground!"

    as that's about all you could do there !! ;)

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Rodger M (rodger_moffet) lifetime member member photos on Thu 15/10/09 08:20

    You could try shooting very small deer with a VERY small gun! or stalk midges :-)

    Seriously though these things are ok as a bit of fun but I worry when people take them seriously and start using the title (believe me we get a few of them!)

    Good luck with the planning application!

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Martin M: Ex-Member (deleted:bigmartin72) on Thu 15/10/09 14:07

    Don't you get a little plot bought for you when you buy a bottle of Laphroig?

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Gary L: Always too far from Scotland (tallbloke) member on Thu 15/10/09 14:09

    The easiest option is to go to ebay (i did) and look up scotland. Mine was £19.99; you get a certificate, map location by O S and a membership card card. It gives you all year round fishing rights on the river (I don't fish I just eat it.)
    Hope this helps. :)

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Richard D: SkyeGuy (bonio200) photos on Thu 15/10/09 14:17

    It's probably also a good idea to surround your plot with stockproof fencing to prevent your sheep escaping onto neighbour's plots. ;-)

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Julia C: Loving Scotland (thistlejay) photos on Thu 15/10/09 16:55

    Thanks Gary will check it out

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Karen S: in one of the worlds top travel destinat (tartanlass) photos on Thu 15/10/09 17:28

    Mmmm, I remember finding that site a few years ago and decided it was a gimmick... and a very novel get rich scheme for someone. But I could be wrong.

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    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Andy C: SAOR ALBA (killieandy) photos on Thu 15/10/09 19:37

    sounds like the ones to own a plot on the moon. only trouble is no one owns the moon and therefor cannot sell any part of it. ok as a gimmic but would never stand up in court and those selling might poss get done depending on whats in there small print

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    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from James H (jimppy) photos on Thu 15/10/09 20:22

    I was given(as a birthday present) the title of Lord for a square metre of land on a highland estate, it came with salmon and trout fishing rights as well. As I understand it , anyone who owns any land in scotland may style themselves as laird or lord ( as in Land lord) . I think it's a good gimmicky way for conservation and if you're prepared to pay the price then why not, just don't expect a coat of arms or an entry in Burkes peerage!! thats a different proposition altogether.

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Alysen C: Oi! Scotster makes the world go round... (alysen) photos on Fri 16/10/09 05:04

    quickfind:rodger_moffet > "You could try shooting very small deer with a VERY small gun! or stalk midges :-]"

    ooo They'd be the tiniest of midges, the smallest of deer and a tiny wee gun! I must start making my barbie doll the outfit. Any suggestions as to which tartan? It will have to be a wee one. ;-)

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Rodger M (rodger_moffet) lifetime member member photos on Fri 16/10/09 08:25

    As far as i'm aware to be classified as a Laird in Scotland you have to be able to prove you can work the land you own. Maybe you could grow radishes!

    Also even with a 6 figure OS grid ref this won't be accurate down to a metre so you may be grownig your mini crop on someone elses square metre and could start a mini-clan war!

    If you do visit your estate you will need to dress correctly:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ACTION-MAN--ARGYLL-%26-SUTHERLAND-HIGHLANDERS-(40th)_W0QQitemZ310152954828QQcmdZViewItem

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Gary L: Always too far from Scotland (tallbloke) member on Fri 16/10/09 22:40

    Ther's one thing that ruins good natured banter and that's pedantics!

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Julia C: Loving Scotland (thistlejay) photos on Fri 16/10/09 22:50

    Oooo can you get them on ebay aswell lol

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Alysen C: Oi! Scotster makes the world go round... (alysen) photos on Sat 17/10/09 05:58

    quickfind:rodger_moffet > "As far as i'm aware to be classified as a Laird in Scotland you have to be able to prove you can work the land you own. Maybe you could grow radishes!

    Also even with a 6 figure OS grid ref this won't be accurate down to a metre so you may be grownig your mini crop on someone elses square metre and could start a mini-clan war!
    "


    quickfind:tallbloke > "Ther's one thing that ruins good natured banter and that's pedantics!"

    rofl

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Rodger M (rodger_moffet) lifetime member member photos on Sat 17/10/09 07:41

    quickfind:alysen > "Ther's one thing that ruins good natured banter and that's pedantics!""

    I think the proper term is 'pedants'. 'Pedantrics' would be the study of pedantry

    ohh come on I HAD to do that!

    :-)

    Re: Owning your own piece of Scotland
    from Gary B: See Scotland from the air (scotaviaflyer) photos on Sat 17/10/09 10:24

    How about joining this group instead and you will really be helping the landscape..
    http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our-woods/Pages/search-for-a-wood.aspx

    This topic's tags: laird lady, ownership, titles.

     

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