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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Barren Barony Titles For Sale

If you're willing to spend at least £50,000 in cash, you too can become a Scottish baron.

Recent changes to ancient feudal law, under the Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000, have meant that Scottish barony titles are no longer attached to the lands that they once came with. As a result, some Scottish peers with spare barony titles are selling them on – and those with the funds can buy themselves the right to be a bona fide Baron.
Brian Hamilton of Scottish Barony Titles explains why someone would spend so much for something so worthless.
"Some people have a connection with Scotland, some people like to treat themselves."

However, he concedes that the owners who are selling them do not usually miss the barony titles.

"Most of my clients have superior titles – the barony title is not a peerage title. If you are the Duke of Something, you are not going to be worried about three or four barony titles." [Link]

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