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Och Aye! All Residents of 1 Conn. Town Get Scottish Land

Everyone in the 317-year-old town can be a Lord or Lady of Glencoe

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    Och Aye! All Residents of 1 Conn. Town Get Scottish Land
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    Residents of the rural town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the United Kingdom country of the same name.

    The Scottish land preservation company Highland Titles said Tuesday it's gifting all 1,694 residents 1 square foot of land on its nature reserve in Glencoe Wood, Scotland. The residents will get courtesy titles of Lord or Lady of Glencoe and instructions on how to visit their plots.

    The company sells forest land ranging from 1 square foot to 1,000 square feet so they can't be developed.

    Scotland First Selectman Dan Syme says the Connecticut town was settled by a Scotsman named Isaac Magoon in 1700 and celebrates that heritage by hosting an annual Highland Festival.

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    Highland Titles says residents have to call Town Hall to claim their free plots.