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A legal dispute over the title of the Earl of Arran has reached the Court of Session in Scotland. Swiss recluse Willi Ernst Sturzenegger has appealed to the Court of Session to be recognised, formally, as the territorial Earl of Arran and be addressed with all due dignity. The court of the Lord Lyon was quite surprised that anyone would want to claim the title Earl of Arran, especially since it is already held by Scotland’s most famous peer, the Duke of Hamilton.
Mr Sturzenegger, who already calls himself online as Lord Arran, had a similar petition turned down by the Lord Lyon, the guardian of Scottish titles and heraldry. Continue reading