Become a Laird or Lady…of a castle in the Scottish Highlands!
Scottish landowners are legally entitled to use the title Laird. Female Lairds can choose to be a Laird or a Lady, the generally-accepted female equivalent. Upon registering this gift you will own a genuine piece of land in the grounds of Dunans Castle in Scotland. You will thus become a Laird or Lady!
You will be sent an official personalised land ownership certificate and a Proof of Title card. You will then be eligible for all sorts of Laird-based perks:
You and a guest will be entitled to a free tour of Dunans. Visit and locate your plot of land! Bookings must be made in advance.
Your gift will help in the restoration of Dunans Castle and grounds.
Free, lifetime access to Dunans including Dunans Bridge and the tallest tree in the UK!
Fishing rights to the Alt a Chaol Ghleann river within the grounds.
Use of Dunans’ insignia, access to exclusive Laird and Lady stationery and your own Laird or Lady email address.
Access to a Gift Republic-only area of the Dunans Lairds’ website where you will find exclusive merchandise and more.
No more Mr or Mrs – become a Laird or Lady!
Inside the gift box:
- Welcome Letter
- Your Gift Explained
- Registration details
- Life as a Laird or Lady booklet
- Dunans Castle: A History
- Dunans Castle souvenir poster
After registration you will receive:
- Land ownership certificate
- Proof of Title card
- Directions to Dunans
How do I register my gift?
You can register your gift online or by post. We recommend that you register online as this speeds up the time it takes for you to receive your certificate and Proof of Title card. Full instructions can be found in your registration booklet.
How long do I have to register my gift?
You need to register your gift before the ‘register by’ date on your gift registration booklet. We recommend that you register your gift as soon as possible.
How long does it take for me to receive my certificate and Proof of Title card?
These will be dispatched within 28 days receipt of your registration details. Occasionally, factors outside of Gift Republic’s control may affect delivery times.
Do I have to use my new title?
No. You can continue to use your original title. However, you will be entitled to use ‘Laird’ or ‘Lady’ instead should you wish to do so!
Can I call myself a Lord?
No. The title ‘Lord’ is a British aristocratic title. In no way does this gift allow you to call yourself a Lord.
Can I visit my plot?
Yes. We urge you to visit your land! By registering this gift, you and a guest (adult or child) will be entitled to one complimentary tour of Dunans Castle and its grounds. Details on how to get to Dunans will be sent along with your certificate and Proof of Title card.
There is one scheduled tour per month for Gift Republic’s Lairds and Ladies though tours may be possible at other times. Please contact Dunans to pre-book your tour before visiting to avoid disappointment. Contact details will be sent to you with your certificate and Proof of Title card.
Upon registration you will be provided with the precise co-ordinates of your plot of land. With a tape measure or equivalent, this will then enable you to locate your exact plot within the grounds! Laird plots enjoy a wonderful view of the castle and are just a stone’s throw from the Alt a Chaol Ghleann river.
Can my land and title be inherited?
Yes. Provided that Dunans Castle are informed of the changes, your title and land can be passed on.
Disclaimer: The complimentary Dunans tour is valid for two adults and must be booked in advance. Please note that restoration work may be in progress so there may be times when certain areas are closed. Dunans reserves the right to alter or remove the tour without prior notice for technical, operational or other reasons and the Proof of Title card is neither refundable nor exchangeable. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dunans reserves the right to refuse entry onto the tour. Gift Republic cannot be held responsible for any planned or unforeseen changes to Dunans.