Land management voting forms: your voice is heard
Part of being a Highland Titles Lord, Laird or Lady is being active and involved with decisions about the management of the land and our resources. As such, each month we encourage your participation by sharing land management polls with our community. Here you can see the reaction of the community to these important questions. Your feedback has helped to bring many actions to fruition and will continue to do so in the future.
How do you think we should manage the Meet and Greet service ongoing? (December 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: At some point later this year, we will start operating a ticket system for our Meet and Greet Service. Ultimately, this will allow us to spend more money on conservation. Tickets will cost £5 on our website, and will be included for free with 100 sqft and 1000 sqft plots. Please note that we welcome all visitors to walk around the land and use either a map or our free app to navigate the reserve.
Are you in favour of creating vegetable patches on the Highland Titles Nature Reserve for local primary schools to use? (November 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: As much as we (and you!) like the idea of having a little area of the reserve dedicated to organic vegetable growing, it seems that the local schools are already well provided for in this respect. We have no plans to take this idea further.
Do you like the idea of a Highland Titles gift designed for children aged 5-11? (October 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: We hope to make such a gift available in 2017.
How interested are you in being able to buy a Highland Titles “Laird’s Brew”, a herbal tea inspired by the nature reserve? (October 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: We loved this idea and with some help from Cindy at Miss Integritea, we launched a herbal tea inspired by the reserve.
Are you in favour of green burials taking place on the Highland Titles estates? (July 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: As it stands, our Lairds, Lords and Ladies are able to scatter ashes on the Nature Reserve. Having looked into the question of green burials, we have realised that it is far more complicated and demanding that we first thought and we’re not in a position to offer this service.
How do you think we should deal with the Sitka Spruce on the Highland Titles estates? (June 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: We have started manually removing some of the worst Sitka from our land. We will let some of the felled trees rot and use others to construct bug hotels. Whilst it may not be pretty, it is certainly good for the land and soul.
As a Highland Titles landowner, how do you think memorial souvenirs should be managed? (April 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: We are still trying to find some suitable biodegradable mementoes to sell from our website. In the meantime, we will clear the land of non-biodegradable products on a regular basis.
What app features are you most interested in seeing? (February 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: An overwhelming majority of you wanted to see live pictures and webcam footage from the estate in the app. We hope to invest more time in the app in 2016 but for now you can see all webcam footage on our Facebook page.
What other products or accessories would you like to see from Highland Titles? (January 2015)
Update from Highland Titles: We are constantly researching new accessories for our gift section, always with these results in mind. Quality is very important to us and so sourcing the right products isn’t an easy one. We will continue to expand the gift section as and when we find the right products.
What plants and/or wildlife on the Highland Titles Nature Reserve would you be keen to learn about? (December 2014)
Update from Highland Titles: Every month we update the Highland Titles Community with articles and anecdotes about plants and wildlife on the Highland Titles Nature Reserve. We plan to widen this coverage in the near future!
What VIP Privileges would you like to see more of? (October 2014)
Update from Highland Titles: We now have 10+ offers on places to stay on our Highland Titles VIP Privileges website.
What would you most like to see introduced to the Nature Reserve? (July 2014)
Update from Highland Titles: You asked, we delivered! The primary purpose of our Lochaber estate is to attract the bumblebees, that’s why it’s called BumbleBee Haven! All aspects of active planting and ridding of non-native plant species is done with the sole purpose of being the best environment for the Bumblebees.
Should we purchase new land? (March 2014)
Update from Highland Titles: Mountain View Nature Reserve was opened in 2014 and overlooks the magnificent Loch Loyne near Lochaber.
Highland Titles Nature Reserve charitable donations (December 2013)
Update from Highland Titles: The majority of our support is obviously directed towards the management of our Glencoe and Lochaber estates and the continuation of our various conservation projects outlined in our 5-year plan. However, we also support a number of worthwhile causes including: Scottish Wildcat Association and Trees for Life. We also support our local community including the regular visits and fundraising with local schools and sponsorship of the Lochaber Highland Pipe Band.