If the tumultuous flurry of royal wedding news has you dreaming of an ennobled existence of your own, it might be time to pick up stakes and move to Scotland — the town of Scotland, CT that is.
Typically, it's not easy for folks in the USA to come by a title — , that is. However, that's no longer the case for the 1,694 residents of the small Connecticut town, and it could be your turn next.
, a land preservation group based out of Scotland (the country), recently celebrated the season of giving by handing out small plots of protected Scottish forest to every resident of Scotland, CT. Each and every parcel of land comes with a title, Lord or Lady of Glencoe.
The land itself is part of a monumental conservation effort to save the last of Scotland's wild woodland. In a press release, Highland Titles notes:
Over the last thousand years, the forests throughout Scotland have been destroyed by industry and farming – in fact, only 1% of the native woodland remain today. With the priority of eco-conservation initiatives increasing across the globe, Highland Titles has created a new approach to Scottish land conservation by selling small plots to help fund the rescuing of woodlands, tree planting, maintenance and acquisition of land at risk of development – ensuring it cannot be purchased or developed.
Not only is it a great cause, it could also be your opportunity to lock down a title of your very own, by purchasing a plot of land through the . Packages start at $44 for one square foot of prime Scottish real estate, and you automatically earn the right to, "style yourself as Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe."
You're allowed to visit your corner of the highlands anytime you like, which is convenient, because you're going to need to stay at least one night in a Scottish castle to really settle into your new title.