The Forestry Commission has given a Highland laird £2m to plant 2.5 million trees and create Scotland's largest native forest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most large old estates have a surplus of properties - a throwback to the days when the laird would have an army of servants.
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.
Then came a career switch to stand-up comedy, TV acting, movie roles and, finally, the lairdship of Candacraig.