What we learnt from the International Design in Government conference

Blog post by content designers Sian Addicott and Robert Gray, and user researcher and designer David Monaghan. At the end of June, over 200 delegates from over 13 countries descended on Edinburgh for the International Design in Government Summer Conference. Several of us from teams across Registers of Scotland were lucky enough to be there. The theme for the conference was participatory design. It was … Continue reading What we learnt from the International Design in Government conference

Message from the Keeper: June 2019

This month, I’ve been reflecting on the ideas of responsibility and risk. It was the theme of a presentation I gave this month at Civil Service Live (CSL), an annual series of conferences across the UK where government colleagues can meet to share ideas and experiences. I began my presentation with a simple question: Do you feel comfortable taking responsible risks at work to deliver … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: June 2019

How our GIS team moved to open source systems

Fiona, our GIS Business Manager, shares the journey our GIS team has taken to move their jobs to fully open source systems. It’s been around two years in the making, but we are no longer reliant on ESRI (ArcGIS), ORACLE or any other proprietary software! Aligning GIS with the organisation-wide shift to open source systems, I had the privilege of completing the journey very recently … Continue reading How our GIS team moved to open source systems

RoS colleagues rise to the challenge for charity

Blog post by Fiona McKie, head of land register completion here at RoS Last weekend was one full of effort, determination, a bit of bravery and fundraising. My colleagues and I walked our socks off, ready steady baked and rose to new heights. Read on to find out about our experience of pushing ourselves to try new things and get out of our comfort zone … Continue reading RoS colleagues rise to the challenge for charity

Diversity, risk, resource: Behind the scenes of our latest board meeting

Deepa Mann-Kler, one of our Non-Executive Directors, gives us an insight into the Registers of Scotland’s board and explores why it’s important to prioritise diversity. Learn more about Deepa on our website. Our role is to provide independent oversight and constructive challenge. I’ve been a RoS non-executive director (NED) board member since 2015. It is one of several non-executive posts that I hold, including one … Continue reading Diversity, risk, resource: Behind the scenes of our latest board meeting

Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

Robert Gray, one of our content designers, breaks down the techniques our content team used to make decisions on how our website could compliment the launch of ScotLIS We’ve recently made some changes to our website to compliment the launch of the new ScotLIS service. We used a task based approach as our main inspiration for the revamp. What is task based content? Task based … Continue reading Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology