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Select Titles: Laird, Lord or Lady of Tattingstone

Price: £29+
Title: Lord, Laird or Lady of Tattingstone
Website: www.selecttitles.co.uk
Payment: Credit Cards

We like this one. Or rather it made us chuckle. Alot. You see one of the things about the Lairds‘ schemes is that they are Scottish. Well, they have to be don’t they? Laird is a Scottish term and pertinent to Scotland only. You’d’ve thought. Well, it ain’t necessarily so, and especially with the Laird of Tattingstone scheme run by Robert Drake out of St John Street, London EC1.

Tattingstone is in the English county of Suffolk, and is rightly famed for the ‘Tattingstone Wonder‘, a pair of retired cottages made to look like a church by the local squire in the 18th Century. That’s right, Suffolk! But to give credit where credit is due, this English location is made obvious by the site. But the message is mixed, not only by a liberal spinkling of the word Laird (which as we know is a Scottish term of address) but by a banner picture of the Highlands, possibly Loch Awe.

The offering itself looks very professional – get to the packs and there’s a glossy folder, some nice certificates and picture of the area where your plot will be, though where that is exactly we’re not sure, unlike some others of the titles.

Also included in the pack is a document called ‘Your Constitutional Rights’. Interesting. We’re not sure, but we think these titles actually don’t give you any. Well, unless you are being promised entry onto the electoral role. Clarification here would be useful.

There are notes on helping preserve Tattingstone, an effort at conservation credibility, but aside from that we can find little else to recommend this title above the others. The fact that this is based in England cannot be ignored.

osf rating: 2 stars

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7 Comments

  1. R Heuzenroder

    I noted the reference to Laird and had read that it was no longer useable in the UK according to sovereighnty. Also the Tattingstone site had referred to it as not being allowed at one stage I believe.

    Posted on 29-Apr-11 at 11:44 pm | Permalink
  2. R Heuzenroder

    I noted the reference to Laird and had read that it was no longer useable in the UK according to sovereignty. Also the Tattingstone site had referred to it as not being allowed at one stage I believe.

    Posted on 29-Apr-11 at 11:45 pm | Permalink
  3. Well, I have bought these titles and now wish to get a copy of the certificate, only to find the website has closed. Great ripoff I think. And! it was supposedly run by a solicitor. REALLY!

    Posted on 20-Jan-12 at 3:39 am | Permalink
  4. jayn coe

    Hi,
    could you send details of how to gain a title?

    regards
    Jayn Coe

    Posted on 09-Feb-12 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  5. Admin

    You’ll need to go to their website the link for which will be available in the review.

    Posted on 09-Feb-12 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  6. Admin

    That’s awful. So sorry to hear they failed you!

    Posted on 09-Feb-12 at 10:55 am | Permalink
  7. Admin

    Well laird is an informal title so there is no question of it being allowed or not. But it is only a Scottish tradition and Tattingstone is English

    Posted on 09-Feb-12 at 10:58 am | Permalink

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