Scottish landowners are legally entitled to use the title Laird. Female Lairds can choose to be 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 a personalised land ownership certificate and a Proof of Title card making you eligible for all sorts of Laird-based perks including:
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.
- Welcome Letter
- Your Gift Explained
- Registration details
- Life as a Laird or Lady booklet
- Dunans Castle: A History
- Dunans Castle souvenir poster
Your Laird or Lady certificate, a Proof of Title card and directions to Dunans will be dispatched within 28 days.
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 are enclosed in the gift tin.
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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: This is a novelty gift item and must be regarded as such. Once registered, the recipient of this gift will own one square foot of land in the grounds of Dunans Castle, Argyll, Scotland. It is for this reason that they will become a Laird or Lady of Dunans. Although they will be the listed owner of this land by Dunans Castle Ltd, they may not live on the land, make any improvements to, or develop their token plot and the deeds cannot be sold by the owner for a profit. The owner shall not receive any income or derive any other financial benefit whatsoever from their land. Under no circumstances does this gift entitle the recipient to use the English aristocratic titles ‘Lord’ or ‘Lady’. The complimentary Dunans tour is valid for two adults and must be booked in advance.