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Fake titles with souvenierplots (estates)

1. The scottish Laird
2. How are Laird titles marketed?
2.1. The real Lairds
3. The Lord Lyon King of Arms
4. The british Government
5. Conclusion

1. The scottish Laird

The Scottish Laird is the owner of historic land in Scotland that was endowed with certain feudal rights. Feudalism was declared over in Scotland in 2008. Since then it has been allowed in Scotland to sell feudal titles regardless of property. As well as in England with the feudal lordships, the Lord of the Manors. The laird is not a title of nobility, but forms part of the gentry and is only the title for the owner of a historic land in Scotland. Thus the laird is nothing more than another word for landowners. Among other things, the female equivalent lady does not exist. Female lairds are also referred to as lairds. Furthermore, the Court of the Lord Lyon has confirmed that the Laird titles cannot be divided and that there can only be one owner or bearer of the title at a time. The souvenir plots are not recognized and are void.

2. How are Laird titles marketed?

he Laird titles are always offered with a small souvenir lot. Most of the time, the focus is on protecting the land in the historical areas. But it quickly becomes apparent that only the titles should be marketed. The landowners are often criticized. In return for buying a piece of land, you receive a laird or lord (lady) title, which you can use without restriction. The basic idea that historic lands are saved from destruction may be noble, but the fact is that the buyer does not receive a laird or even a lord (lady) title.
2.1 The real Laird
The real lairds hold hundreds if not thousands of q (k) m that allow them to call themselves lairds. For example: Duchess Kate Pippa Middleton's sister and her husband will one day be Laird of Glen Affric as they will inherit 10,000 acres of historic Scottish land.

3. The Lord Lyon King of Arms

The Lord Lyon King of Arms is a senior Scottish civil servant who is the focal point in matters of heraldry, coats of arms and feudal titles. He has jurisdiction with his court and he represents the crown in this area.

What the Lord Lyon says:
"The term Laird is not synonymous with Lord or Lady. The Laird is more of a description to the owner of an estate than a title. For the owners of a simple country of residence it is not appropriate to call themselves a laird. Especially the owners of a souvenir plot are affected. "

From the newspaper Telegraph:
The Court of the Lord Lyon says: "Glencairn-like titles are meaningless."

A spokesman tells the newspaper: "We received many requests for the title Laird (Lord / Lady) of Glencairn.
This title, if it exists, belongs only to the complete estate owner.
The title can not be transferred to those who buy a piece of the property. " Furthermore, he says: "It has been decided over 5 years ago that the souvenir properties will not be included in the Scottish National Registry."

From the Website royalcentral.co.uk
"[...]The companies sell and divide the lands so that there are many lairds from one property. The Lord Lyon says: "This is not possible. These titles form a part of the Scottish gentry, and technically they are not titles. It is more a description for the owner of an estate. [...] This is the reason why these titles can not be added in the British ID card and are ignored by the authorities."

4. What the British Government says:

"The Lord of Lyon King of Arms has confirmed that it is not necessary for Scottish Lairds that the words "Laird of" are in any way entered in the ID card."

The British government confirms that the real lairds are also excluded from being entered on the ID card, because the term laird is nothing more than another word for the owner or owner of a historic property in Scotland.

5. Conclusion:

The Scottish Lairds are not to be equated with a Lord or Lady and they are not real titles. The titles cannot be split up in order to create umpteen new lairds from a property, as only the complete property owner can be the laird. The Laird titles are genuine, but only partially recognized and are ignored by the UK government. They are not registrable on UK identity cards.

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