1. Can I pass my rights on in my will?
You will receive a personalised certificate detailing your souvenir plot of land and the rights which may be enjoyed by you and your heirs. You may leave your personalised certificate to anyone, and the rights will pass to them. Should you wish to do so, you should include it in your Will.
The person to whom you leave your personalised certificate may request a Reissue of Documents.
You can also sell your certificate, but there are two restrictive covenants in place. One prevents shooting and the second prevents your Estate from being subdivided.
2. Do you have to be a certain age?
No. Anyone can place an order, and anyone can receive a gift pack.
3. Can I visit the land?
Yes, and we encourage you to do so. If you choose to visit the reserve at Glencoe Wood, we even have a Visitor Centre and meet and greet service.
4. What can I do with the land?
As a new Laird, you can come and find your plot; take a walk in the woods, take a photograph of your Estate, picnic by the river and much more!
The land is managed as a nature reserve and you will be able to enjoy bird watching, fungi spotting, country pursuits and lots of tranquillity.
You are welcome to plant a tree or scatter ashes. If your estate is a large one (100 sqft or larger), you may wish to put your tent up and stay for a few days. As there may be a tree on your plot (it IS a wood), we permit customers who have ordered a large plot to camp anywhere on the part of the estate owned by us.
5. How will I know which plot is mine?
We define the exact location of each plot using the UK Ordnance Survey system which is accurate to the nearest millimetre.
The location of each plot is unique. Even using a professional surveyor it may be impossible to precisely locate the smallest plots – at the moment. GPS accuracy continues to improve. However we also provide you with an estimate of the latitude and longitude of your plot to help you locate it with GPS systems that do not use the OS system such as the iPhone and many inexpensive GPS devices whose primary purpose is car travel. Using such familiar items you will be able to reach the area of your plot.
To view your plot on a map, we recommend using our free Scottish Estate Manager app.
To demonstrate on Plot C12813, the OS co-ordinates are 197500000 753684000
This particular OS reference translates to 97500000 53684000 in the NM square. Simply remove the first digit from each number and add the letters NM to the beginning, to give NM9750000053684000.
Enter in the “Grid Reference” box on the web site and press “Go” to produce the map below.
Use the plus and minus buttons on the left hand side to zoom in or out to get a clearer view of your plot.
The physical location of each plot is not marked on the ground, though we do not object to you marking it once you have found it. We believe that a wood carpeted with thousands of marker poles would be unattractive, even if practical. Several certificate owners have placed memorial stones, cairns or flags on their plots and this is every certificate owner’s right.
6. Can I plant a flag or leave a memento on my plot?Whilst many Lairds enjoy planting a flag or leaving a memento on their plot, we respectfully request that only biodegradable items are used. Of course, if you want to plant a flag for the purposes of taking a photograph you may do so. We have regular ‘clean ups’ of items that have been left behind, but prefer that anything you bring into the reserve that is not biodegradable is removed to keep our reserve natural and litter free.
7. What species of tree will you plant on my plot?
When you choose a large plot, we will plant a suitable tree on your behalf. Alternatively one or more trees can be purchased separately from the Accessories Shop.
The tree(s) will almost certainly not be planted on your plot, which is part of Glencoe Wood and already well covered with trees. We plant thousands of trees every year to create new woodland. This connects derelict areas of ancient woodland and extends the area of the estate that can support woodland species of flora and fauna.
The type of tree we plant for you will depend on the type of land we plant it in. It will be a native Scottish broadleaf, probably an oak, rowan, hazel, birch, holly, willow or alder. It will not be an ash until the ash dieback disease is better understood. We cannot place any plaque on the tree, but we are pleased to permit you to do so when you visit your plot.
8. Can more than one person buy the same plot of land?
No. Only one person can legally hold the right to a souvenir plot of land.
If you order two plots of the same size, the plots will be next to each other and each plot can have a different owner.