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There are many black shepherds and lambs falling into it.

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 neither a lord nor a lady and or a title.
The term Laird is synonymous with landowners.

2. How are Laird titles marketed?

The Laird titles are always offered with a small souvenir plot.
Throughout the estate, the revenues are used to protect forests or areas from destruction, in return for which you receive a Laird title. The idea behind this model may be honest and noble, but it is doubtful that the buyer will get a laird title for a souvenir property.

2.1 The real Laird
There are indeed real lairds who can call themselves that. They own several hundreds of square (kilo) meters of historic land.

For example: Duchess Kate's sister Pippa Middleton with her husband will one day become Laird and Lady of Glen Affric, because her husband will one day inherit a historic Scottish 10,000 acre (40,000 square miles) of 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. The british Government

"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."

That means that even real lairds are excluded from registering in the ID card, because the term laird is nothing else than a synonym for owner of a historic Scottish Land.

5. Conclusion:

The Scottish Lairds are not synonymous with a lord or lady and they are not real titles.
The titles are only partially recognized, but are ignored by the UK Government, and therefore they are not eligible for registering in the ID card.
Anyone who buys only a piece of land may not call himself laird, because this is reserved for the complete property owner of a historic land.

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