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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Land

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.

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No.  Anyone can place an order, and anyone can receive a gift pack.

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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.

How to Visit

 

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As a new Laird, you can come and find your plot; take a walk in the woods, take a photograph of your Estate, picnic by the river and much more! Well behaved dogs are welcome and well behaved children are actively encouraged. We have lots of paths and rails and even a few Geocaches.

The land is a nature reserve and you will be able to enjoy bird watching, fungi spotting, country pursuits and lots of tranquillity.

You are welcome to plant a tree or scatter ashes.

Naturally you may not run any form of commercial service from your plot as the land is zoned as woodland and we operate it as a nature reserve. It is completely unsuitable for camping and no vehicles are permitted past the car park.  No overnight stops are permitted.  Should you wish to experience the thrill of a night in the woods, we recommend the Laird’s Lodge – a night to remember forever.

No hunting is allowed, or fishing, except in Loch Loyne and Loch Linnhe which has a rich population of non-native pike.

Here’s an idea of what you can do with one square foot of land.

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We define the exact location of each plot using the UK Ordnance Survey system which is accurate to the nearest millimetre.

The location of each plot is unique. Even using a professional surveyor it may be impossible to precisely locate the smallest plots – at the moment. GPS accuracy continues to improve. However we also provide you with an estimate of the latitude and longitude of your plot to help you locate it with GPS systems that do not use the OS system such as the iPhone and many inexpensive GPS devices whose primary purpose is car travel. Using such familiar items you will be able to reach the area of your plot.

To view your plot on a map, we recommend using our free app, Open your browser and type app.highlandtitles.com.

You can view or download full instructions here:  https://link.ht/App

Alternatively, you may use another online service such as Google Maps (Latitude & Longitude Grid like GPS – as printed on your Plot ID Card) or Grid Reference Finder (uses OS grid). Learn the difference between the two here.

Let us assume the OS Grid Reference of your plot is X (Easting) 219513000, Y (Northing)  806250000. Grid Reference Finder uses only the first six digits of each – discarding the last three digits.

Enter the first six digits of each co-ordinate (X (Easting) 219513, Y (Northing)  806250) and you will be able to view your plot.

X (Easting) 219513, Y (Northing)  806250. Click to view this map.

The physical location of each plot is not marked on the ground, though we do not object to you marking it once you have found it. We believe that a wood carpeted with thousands of marker poles would be unattractive, even if practical. Several certificate owners have placed memorial stones, cairns or flags on their plots and this is every certificate owner’s right.

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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.

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When you choose a large plot, we will plant a suitable tree on your behalf. Alternatively one or more trees can be purchased separately from the Accessories Shop.

The tree(s) will almost certainly not be planted on your plot, which is part of Glencoe Wood and already well covered with trees. We plant thousands of trees every year to create new woodland. This connects derelict areas of ancient woodland and extends the area of the estate that can support woodland species of flora and fauna.

The type of tree we plant for you will depend on the type of land we plant it in. It will be a native Scottish broadleaf, probably an oak, rowan, hazel, birch, holly, willow or alder. It will not be an ash until the ash dieback disease is better understood. We cannot place any plaque on the tree, but we are pleased to permit you to do so when you visit your plot.

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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.

Or you can order for a couple. We will supply two plots of land, but a joint certificate in both names.

https://www.highlandtitles.com/gifts/1-sqft-joint/
https://www.highlandtitles.com/gifts/10-sqft-joint/
https://www.highlandtitles.com/gifts/100-sqft-joint/

 

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We will give a full refund on your current plot if you want to upgrade. This process is not automated, so please email us ([email protected] ) if you wish to upgrade.

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Your “Plot Number” and “Registration Code” are in the letter that accompanied your certificate.

 

 

If you have been given a Plot, you will need to claim it in order to access any of the Highland Titles features such as the Online Register and the Web App.  Please consult the letter that formed part of your pack (see sample left).  Enter www.link.ht/CLAIMEN in your web browser, or click the link.  Follow the instructions.  First create an account and then complete the form with your Plot Number and Registration Code.  Press the “CLAIM PLOT button and your plots are now registered.

 

 

 

Create an account and then fill in your Plot and Registration Code 

 

If you bought, or were bought, a plot several years ago it may not be linked to your account.  If you are not registering a plot you have recently received, you will not have a Plot Code (a one time code used for plot registration. This code is printed near the bottom of your welcome letter).  Simply click on the link below the “CLAIM PLOT” button, “I don’t have a plot code”, and follow the instructions.

If all else fails, please contact us.

 

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Your plot can be viewed via our online land register which can be found here.

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The Ordnance Survey, the UK mapping system, is metric and so are our plots.

1 square foot is 1 foot x 1 foot (30cm x 30cm)

10 square foot is 3.16ft x 3,16ft (94.8cm x 94.8cm)

100 square foot is 10ft x 10ft (3m x 3m)

1000 square foot is 31.6ft x 31.6ft (9.63m x 9.63m)

These approximations are all larger than the Imperial (foot) equivalents, except for the 30cm square which is about 7% smaller than an imperial square foot.

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No.

This is a single payment and the plot will then be yours in perpetuity with no further obligations or payments required.  There are no taxes on land in Scotland. We maintain public liability insurance to cover all our nature reserves. Other than the cost of visiting Scotland (you are certain to want to come and visit your land – though you could tour the area in our free web app – app.highlandtitles.com) there is NOTHING further to pay. EVER.

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No, but we can sell you one close by.  We sell the plots sequentially, so the plot next to yours was probably sold a few minutes later. But all our plots are in a fairly small area of the reserve, and you can probably see the first plot from your new plot.

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Historically we have sold 1,000sqft plots, but these consume such a large area of our nature reserve that we can no longer make them available.

We have just a few left, so currently they are not available through the website. They are £500 (US$750) and come with everything a 100sqft plot does plus a few extras.

If you would like to purchase one, please contact us so we can invoice you.

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All our larger plots in Mountainview are linked to a bonus plot in Glencoe, thus ensuring that our larger plot owners have rights over the style of Glencoe as well as Lochaber.  The plots are tied to the same owner and cannot be separated.

We offer a range of plots for couples, ensuring that both parties own their own land.

https://www.highlandtitles.com/gifts-for-couples/

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Ordering

We will print any date you choose on the Personalised Certificate. All orders are dispatched within 48 hours. The majority of orders are dispatched within 24 hours.

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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.

We also offer a gift wrapping and personal message service at a small additional cost.

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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.

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Please visit https://www.highlandtitles.com/registration and enter the code exactly as it appears on your voucher/registration card.

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Some countries appear not to handle regular airmail well and we find that only a tracked service is reliably delivered.  These countries are not eligible for our free airmail delivery service.

Argentina
Azerbaijan
Egypt
Ghana
Guam
India
Nigeria
South Africa
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Zambia

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No.  Some people wish to make an anonymous gift and we respect that. Should you wish to let the recipient know who sent the gift, please select our gift wrap service as you check out and make the source of the gift clear in the gift message.

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An increasing number of companies want to gift their employees a plot of land from our nature reserve.  Whether it’s for Christmas, a special anniversary for the company or a reward for hard work, our gift packs are delightfully received and also carry a strong and engaging environmental message.  Our plot certificates can be co-branded with your own company logo when ordered as a corporate gift, and discounts are available for order quantities of 10 or more.

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If you log into your account, https://secure.highlandtitles.com/_login.php you will be able to download your certificate and the covering letter.  You will also be able to update the name – if you wish to give the plot to somebody else, or if there is an error in spelling.

Please bear in mind that the certificate is formatted to print on A4 size paper and not US letter size paper, which is shorter and wider than standard A4.  You may need to reformat the certificate if you need to print on letter size paper.

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Two emails are always sent to your email address automatically.

The first acknowledges receipt of your order. The second alerts you that your order is in Production and due to ship. If you have requested tracked shipping, your tracking details are included in this second email, because the tracking number is not assigned until the shipping label is printed.

Many email systems are set up to protect you from unsolicited emails and they may see our emails as “Spam”.

So long as you have provided a valid email address, we can always resend these emails.

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Our certificates are standard A4 size and the Award of Arms is A3 size.

By 1977, A4 was the standard letter format in 88 of 148 countries. Today the standard has been adopted by every  country in the world except the United States and Canada.

We offer our customers a wooden A4 certificate frame and if ordered with a pack, we will send your certificate framed.  https://www.highlandtitles.com/gifts/wooden-certificate-frame/

Size Inches Millimeters
A3 11-3/4 x 16-1/2 297 x 420
A4 8-1/4 x 11-3/4 210 x 297

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The Title

The Master Title Deed is a Deed Poll. The most common type of Deed Poll is a legal document that provides evidence of your wish to change your name. Deed Polls are most commonly used in cases of marriage or divorce when effecting a change from Miss to Mrs or vice versa. The Master Title Deed asserts your right to take a new title. It can also be used to change your name.

Owners of a small Scottish estate have every right to adopt the title of Laird, Lord, or Lady. The Master Title Deed gives effect to your choice.

Deed Polls need not be used in Scotland and some other jurisdictions. As this may vary country to country, we would advise you look into it in your country of residence.

For a guide on how to use the Master Title Deed, see here.

 

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Simply request a reissue of documents, which you can find in our Accessories Shop.   There is a small cost (£5.99) associated with this request.

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Many of our customers decide to ask their bank to add their new title to their bank account and their credit cards. You can purchase, for a small fee, the Master Title Deed, accepted in many jurisdictions internationally which recognise Deed Poll documents. The Master Title Deed may be used to confirm your new title to your bank and even government agencies. Where local law permits, this will enable you to change the title on documents to Laird, Lord or Lady.

Please note that government documents which do not display any title, such as all passports and in some jurisdictions your drivers licence, cannot be changed.

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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.

 

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Contact Us

HEAD OFFICE

UK: 0800 088 5553 or 01631 294974

International Telephone: + 44 1631 294974

  • To call the sales office from Australia dial 0011 44 1631 294974 or Australia Toll Free: 1-800-727-158
  • To call the sales office from USA/Canada dial 011 44 1631 294974 or USA Toll Free: 1-800-257-6980

Remember to call us during OUR office hours, which are 9:00am to 4:00pm

Full contact details can be found on our contact page.

NATURE RESERVE

To call the Nature Reserve directly, dial Tel: 01631 740333 (Intl: +44 1631 740333)


INTERNATIONAL DIALING

Every country has a different number to initiate an international call. In USA it is 011 In UK it is 00 In Australia it is 0011. This is represented as a + Then this is followed by a country code. USA is 1, UK is 44 and Australia is 61. So when we put our phone number on our web site, for anyone in the world to call, it is difficult. The convention, which we follow, is to display it as + 44 (0) 1631 294974. From USA, you would call 00 to get out of the country (that’s the + Then 44 to get to UK. Then 1631 294974. But from the UK you could call either 011 (that’s the +) then 44 to stay in UK, then 1631 294974. Or you could simply call 01631 294974. It may not be perfect. It assumes that our customers know about international dialling. But we can’t think of a better way of showing our phone numbers when our customers live all around the world.

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Payments

Please log into the account you created when you placed the order and select the second tab “Your Orders”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any other problems with payment, or prefer to pay with any other means, please contact us.

Please keep time zones in mind if you choose to call, and we will endeavour to respond to emails within 24 hours.

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Yes. All payments are made securely and processed through Paypal Pro which is authorised and regulated as a Payment institution by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

PayPal Payments Pro is a payment processing solution built on PayPal’s technology that enables us to accept credit card payments online.

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Tartan and Buckler

As a Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe, you will be able to display the official buckler and wear the Glencoe Tartan which has been specially designed for us by local tartan designers “Lochalsh Weavers”.

This has been registered with the official Scottish Register of Tartans exclusively for Lairds of Glencoe.

For more details regarding our official Tartan and Buckler, check out our Lairds, Lords and Ladies page.

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The App

You can view or download full instructions here:  https://link.ht/App    Open your browser and type app.highlandtitles.com.

On an iPhone, you must use the Safari browser

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Covid-19 Update

Yes we are operating normally. Some countries have a restricted postal service and a few countries have stopped accepting international mail. But as our Certificates can be delivered electronically, this should be a minor inconvenience. For more information, click HERE.

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