$40 Can Land You a Title and a Patch of Scottish Land

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Americans and others are being given the chance to become the Laird and Lady of Bandrum with their own idyllic piece of Scotland - and all for the princely sum of just $40. The land plots are 5 square feet and have panoramic views to Edinburgh and the Scottish highlands

Americans are being given the chance to become the Laird and Lady of Bandrum with their own idyllic piece of Scotland - and all for the princely sum of just $40.

Each of the tiny chunks of land comes with a title, "Laird of Bandrum".

An enterprising company are selling the five-square foot parcels.

The land, on a picturesque site, would stay in the owner's family for 175 years but could not exactly be classed as a country estate.

At just five feet by five feet, you would be struggling to pitch a tent within your boundaries but would-be buyers are assured, "This is prime and beautiful land, not some remote moor or worthless bog."

They are promoted on the internet, including ebay.

Scottish Land Sales' website identifies couple Liz and Sandy Dean as "High Keepers of the Land".

They have bought the hilltop site of Bandrum in Fife, about 30 minutes travel time from the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Their blurb boasts that the opportunity to buy a plot for £29.95 ($40) is "a MUST for the land enthusiast and all lovers of Scotland".

If all the minute plots, beside Saline golf course and above a retirement home, are sold, they would raise nearly $500,000.
"The land has truly stunning views over the Firth of Forth to the world famous Forth Bridge and the William Wallace (Braveheart) Monument at Stirling."

The Bandrum Land Pack includes a land deed with a 175-year lease, a personalised presentation photo, an owners' guide and a car window sticker with the logo "I own a wee bit of Scotland".

The land comes without tax liabilities, and owners can scatter ashes there or even pass it on to their descendants.

But they are forbidden from planting trees or building on it. A spokesman for the Scottish Rural Property and Business Association said: "One has to admire this for enterprise, even if the concept is not original."

http://www.scottishlandsales.co.uk

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