Everyone In This Tiny Connecticut Town Is Now Officially Royalty

Everyone in the small town of Scotland, Connecticut is now officially a Lord or Lady of Glencoe.

That’s right. All 1,694 residents of this quiet New England community have been given titles that actually come with a free plot of land in the country of Scotland.

So how did all these people suddenly wake up as aristocrats? The Scottish group Highland Titles has made the gift as a way to raise awareness for land conservation in Scotland, UK. They sell small plots of land for $40 and use the funds to help protect land at risk of development.

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Only one percent of the native woodland in Scotland remains unspoiled today due to farming and industrial activity. The company hopes their generous gift to Scotland, Connecticut will inspire more people to learn about conserving natural resources.

Scotland, Connecticut was founded in 1700 by Isaac Magoon, a Scotsman who named the settlement after his hometown. The village hosts an annual Highland festival and treasures its natural landscapes.

If you’re a resident of the town of Scotland, you should call the town’s selectman’s office to claim your individual code for you land and title gift.