Where are the land plots?
Although located in an area of outstanding beauty, the plots are only about 40 minutes drive to central Edinburgh. In fact, at the very epicentre of Scottish history. Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, and many other giants of our history walked these lands, fought in them and died in them (Robert Bruce is buried only 6 miles away). Precise maps diagrams and directions are included with the Owners Guide to Bandrum.
Is the view really as good as you say it is?
It is probably better. In fact, we may not have done it justice because, it is truly stunning. You can see Stirling, the William Wallace (Braveheart) Monument, Ben Lomond, the Firth of Forth, the legendary Forth Bridge and Edinburgh Castle. Virtually where all Scottish history took place in one panoramic vista.
How do I personalise my plot documents?
Simple. Just use the password that you will receive in your Land Pack, go to the Scottish Land Sales website and follow the simple to use instructions. You will be able to get your plot number, precise location, as well as the opportunity to personalise your documentation within minutes.
Will I actually own the land?
Yes, most assuredly. We have gone to a very great deal of trouble to make certain of that our customers are completely legally protected. Each plot has had its own location identified and has been given a unique national grid and administrative reference number by our official surveyors. It is legally leased to you (and your successors) for a full 175 years - the maximum available under Scottish Law- and thereafter it is extendable completely free of charge indefinitely You will receive a legally binding Contract drawn up by our lawyers in Edinburgh in which your rights are enshrined in the Law of Scotland. The land then belongs to you and your descendants in perpetuity.
Can I buy the plot but give it to someone else (for example as a present)?
Yes, you certainly can, and you can do it in one of two ways. Either have the plot documents sent to yourself to give away personally or give us the name and address of the person you are buying it for and we will send the plot documents directly to them. When purchasing with PayPal there is a box for instructions. Please note all plots are sent to the purchaser unless you specially request a different shipping name and address.
Can more than one person own the Plot?
Yes, we allow two names on each plot (we are the only company that does this).
Can the plot be inherited?
Yes, as it is your exclusive property, and it will pass on to your descendents with your other property.
Can I build on the plot?
The intention is to keep the land in its natural beautiful condition, so it cannot be built on. The land is to be preserved for present and future generations (particularly your own). In this way, you will be helping to keep a beautiful part of Scotland beautiful forever.
Does possession of this land entitle me to British citizenship?
Scottish citizenship would be much more appropriate; but sorry, the answer is no. Ownership of land in the United Kingdom of Great Britain (of which Scotland is currently a part) does not automatically confer any citizenship or residential rights.
What is a “Laird”?
Long ago in Scotland, great landowners were known as “Lairds” It was not an official title like Count or Duke, but more a recognition of a landowning status in society. Status which came directly from being the owner of land.
So, can I really become a Scottish Laird?
By purchasing a piece of land at Bandrum in the ancient Kingdom of Fife, you have become different from other people (how many people do you know who own land?) You have therefore truly earned your status as a Landowner and, as a consequence, you become a Laird of the lands of Bandrum (Note: men will be designated as "Laird". Women will be designated "Lady"). Each Plot can be in the name of maximum 2 persons (male and female or same sex).
Are there taxes or other official issues related to land ownership?
There are no taxes or any further financial liabilities whatsoever. The purchase price is the only cost that will ever be incurred.
Can I buy more than one plot?
Yes, you can buy up to 5 plots.
Can I visit the land?
You can and we would encourage you to do so. The walks are truly superb and the enormity of the views will astonish you. All directions on how to get to the plots are given in the Owners Guide. We would, however, ask you to stay on the pathways, ensure gates are closed, and respect the property and privacy of your neighbours. We also have a guide on site that you.
New** We now have a personalised Guide service offered by one of our Keepers. Contact details are all in your Letter of Welcome