One of the first Highland Titles Ladies – a decade on
Written by: Doug
Published: 20th July 2016
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10 years ago, we started on this amazing journey to spread awareness of, and help conserve the beautiful Scottish Highlands. What started off selling off 1 sqft plots of family land to raise enough money to fund additional tree planting of native Scottish species, turned later into the purchase of a larger piece of land (then another) to expand our efforts to restore and revitalise land devastated by years of farming and neglect.
While we’ve come a long way in a decade, now with two large Nature Reserves and thousands of supporters worldwide, we sometimes wonder how our original Lairds, Lords and Ladies* are doing. We recently had the chance to speak to one of Highland Titles’ “first” Ladies*, Lady Jenny MacFarlane, to see how she feels about her Ladyship and plot of land, 10 years later.
How did you hear about Highland Titles all those years ago?
Honestly, someone at Uni told me about it and I just thought it was a really cool idea!
What made you buy a plot? Do you keep up with the Highland Titles community?
I bought it for myself because I thought it was pretty awesome and I really wanted to change my credit card details to read “Lady Jenny MacFarlane”! I still follow along with the community on Facebook for pictures, videos and updates.
What does being a Lord/Lady mean to you? What do you find more valuable about Highland Titles?
It’s just a really good project. I can hardly believe that 10 years after buying one they’re getting in touch like this. You really try hard to please customers. It looks like you’ve been really successful in your project and it all feels more serious now. I’m going up to the Highlands this year and I’m definitely going to visit the reserve!
We’re so glad that even years later, Jenny still has the desire to visit her plot and has the interest in our efforts. While she’s right, we have definitely ramped up our efforts and perhaps gotten more “serious” about the conservation side in recent years, we love that she still keeps up on the Facebook page (thanks, Stewart!) and considers it a worthy cause – and the addition of her title* to her credit card is a nice touch!
Did you purchase a plot years ago? How have you lived the Laird, Lord or Lady lifestyle? We’d love to hear more stories about why you bought a plot and how it may have affected your life since!
*You will be addressed by your choice of Laird, Lord or Lady by us and within our 100,000+ strong community. We will also provide documentation that will allow you to formally change your name to include “Lord”. Please note you cannot buy a noble title. This is for enjoyment purposes only.