(1) You usually don't have the freedom to do with the property as you want, but we have a laird who has let us get on with it.(2) Pete Astor and Wendy spent an enjoyable day looking over the new laird 's estate and spent the night at the pub as honoured guests.(3) The eviction of a Rousay man in the 1880s by the former laird of the Trumland Estate, General Burroughs, has been commemorated by a stone plaque at the entrance to his family's croft.(4) Most large old estates have a surplus of properties - a throwback to the days when the laird would have an army of servants.(5) The Forestry Commission has given a Highland laird Ôö¼├║2m to plant 2.5 million trees and create Scotland's largest native forest.(6) Mohamed Al-Fayed, owner of Harrods, is the laird of Balnagown Estate in Ross-shire, while actress Penelope Keith has a home in the Black Isle.(7) But land agents say they are also attracted by what is seen as the traditional lifestyle of the Scottish laird , and now want to add sporting estates to their property portfolios.(8) Anderson's review uncovered the fact that many 99-year ground rent leases granted by the previous laird had not been properly converted to full title when the houses that stood upon the land were sold.(9) Like the rest of the Highlands and Islands, Skye suffered during the mid-19th century from the Clearances, when unscrupulous lairds forced crofters out of their homes and off the land to make way for sheep.(10) The study - the first of its kind for 25 years, found that two thirds of lairds were absentee landowners.(11) Then came a career switch to stand-up comedy, TV acting, movie roles and, finally, the lairdship of Candacraig.(12) The former leader of Scotland's lairds is selling about 500 acres of his Brucklay Estate in countryside west of Peterhead, along with 10 tenant houses, farmland, a lake and the ruins of a castle.(13) The enduring mythology of the Highland Clearances in which reluctant emigrants were thrown aboard cattle boats and sent on horrific transatlantic crossings by evil lairds has been shattered in a new study.(14) Whilst many lairds ' houses have survived, Stevenson House is particularly noteworthy as very few buildings of this type and calibre have survived.(15) Of course having pots of money is a much easier route to lairdship .(16) Lairds may come and lairds may go, but the long-running BBC series Monarch of the Glen has retained its setting at the heart of Badenoch.
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