Baronial court revival bid as MacDonald title goes on sale
Excerpt from "THE SCOTSMAN"
A FEUDAL baron wants to see an ancient barony court reactivated to honour locals over-looked by the Queen’s Honours lists.
Sir Iain Noble, a Gaelic-speaking landowner who is selling the Barony of MacDonald for £1 million, the highest price asked for a Scottish feudal title, says the new baron could honour people for keeping alive local cultural traditions for which they seldom receive recognition.
He is selling the 800-year-old title to fund local projects, including a traditional distillery.
Whoever buys the title will be able to call themselves Baron of MacDonald and apply to the Lord Lyon King of Arms for a personal coat of arms. A baron’s wife can use the courtesy title Lady MacDonald.
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