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United Principalities of Lochaber and Glencoe
| United Principalities of Lochaber and Glencoe |
|Short name||Lochaber and Glencoe|
|Government||Constitutional Monarchy Autocratic|
|- Reigning Prince||Yannick I|
|- Prime Minister||Giorgio Beta|
|- Heiress of Throne||C. Desse|
|Established||25 August 2017|
Lochaber and Glencoe, in long form the United Principalities of Lochaber and Glencoe, is a micronational state of northern Europe.
The United Principalities of Lochaber and Glencoe are two sovereign micronations located in Scotland, in the United Kingdom.
The Principality of Glencoe was united and incorporated into the Crown Domain of Lochaber, on January 28, 2019.
The Lordship of Lochaber was created by King Alexander II of Scotland, around 1230.
The United Principalities derive their concrete existence from the Internet and their own territory.
The owner of a Scottish land is traditionally known as Laird, which can be translated as Lord, or its feminine equivalent Lady.
It is a courtesy title, which is a “tangible heritage” and cannot be bought and sold without the cessation of the land.
By acquiring a parcel of land, we are part of a community of over 100,000 members from around the world, and in doing so we are helping to preserve Scotland.
The goal is for the estate to be shared by thousands of people, so that it becomes impossible for anyone to sell their plot for urban planning, commercial forest or intensive tenancy.
Currently, only 5% of Scotland's natural forest remains.
Thousands of endemic trees are planted every year.
The record in preservation that we have, which covers the years from 2012 to 2016, is really interesting.
Micronational principalities, Lochaber and of Glencoe have been two constitutional monarchies since 2017 and 2019, with a prince at the head of the state. Executive power consists of a minister of state, who chairs a government council made up of ministers, accountable only to the prince.
Feignies, capital of the United Principalities
Feignies is the capital of the United Principalities of Lochaber and Glencoe and a French commune. Located in the Nord department (59) in the Hauts-of-France region, Feignies borders Belgium.
Geography: In the heart of the Avesnois regional natural park, Feignies is watered by the Flamenne river which rises there. Feignies belongs to the cross-border urban area of Maubeuge.
History: Feignies was originally populated by the Nervians before falling into the hands of the Franks who attached it to the Kingdom of Austrasia. In the Middle Ages, Feignies was successively the possession of the counts of Hainaut then of Flanders. Despite the industrial revolution which saw the construction of four metallurgy factories, Feignies knew how to preserve its rural identity. On August 25, 2017, Feignies became the capital of the Principality of Lochaber due to the seat of micronational powers.
Politics and administration: Feignies is placed under the direct authority of the Mayor of Feignies.
- The Saint-Martin Church, built in 1877 on the site of that of the eleventh century, is classified as a Historic Monument.
- The Fort of Leveau, built as part of the 1874 program of the Séré of Rivières system, to protect the city of Maubeuge from bombing.
- The Prince's Palace, official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Lochaber and Glencoe in which the Council of government takes place monthly.
The phrase national holiday designates a day of the year when a state celebrates a milestone in its history. In general, this day is a holiday.
|New Year's Day||1 January||The first day of the Gregorian year.|
|Glencoéne Throne Festival||13 January||Glencoe's Throne Festival.|
|Glencoe's Feast of the Edict||28 January||The Feast of the Union and Incorporation of the Principality of Glencoe, at the Crown Estate of Lochaber.|
|Easter Day||Between 22 March and 25 April||Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.|
|International Workers' Day||1 May||Honors the the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.|
|The Ascension||Thursday, 40 days after Easter||The Feast of Ascension of Jesus.|
|Whit Monday||50 days after Easter||Pentecost Monday celebration.|
|The Feast of God||Thursday, 60 days after Easter||The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ.|
|Our Lady of Mont-Carmel||16 July||The Feast of Our Lady of Mont-Carmel.|
|The Assumption||15 August||The Feast of Assumption of Mary.|
|Lochaber's Throne Festival||25 August||Lochaber's Throne Festival.|
|All Saints’ Day||1 November||In honour of all the saints, known and unknown; Roman Catholicism.|
|All Souls’ Day||2 November||Commemorates the faithful departed.|
|The Christ the King||The last Sunday in October||The Feast of Christ the King.|
|The Immaculate Conception||December 8 or December 9 if the 8 falls on a Sunday||The Feast of Immaculate Conception.|
|Christmas Day||25 December||Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus.|
|New Year's Eve||31 December||The final day of the Gregorian year; Saint Sylvester's Day.|