Message from the Keeper: February 2020

Watching the recent Six Nations Rugby championships reminded me that talent, flair and confidence in your abilities are all well and good, but the key to bringing those elements together is how you work in collaboration. Any rugby coach will tell you that when you’re part of a team that is pulling together, you can accomplish wonders. In work terms, the ability to collaborate on … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: February 2020

Lenders campaign update

Blog post by Jennifer Henderson, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. Earlier this year I shared information about our registration arrear and measures we’ve put in place to help stabilise and eradicate it within the next 12 months. During this period in order to provide additional support to our customers for urgent cases, I introduced an expedite process and committed to not reject applications (unless … Continue reading Lenders campaign update

Land register completion: a collaborative journey

Blog post by Fiona Mckie, Head of Land Register Completion. In May 2014 ministers invited us to complete Scotland’s land register by 2024, including all public land by 2019. Such ambitious timescales have meant collaboration is key and since that announcement over 4 years ago work has been going on, behind the scenes, to ensure we do everything we can to achieve it. Completing the … Continue reading Land register completion: a collaborative journey

On our registers: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

We’re not going to lie: we love an interesting conveyancing story… and it seems you do too! Last year we shared the curious conveyancing tale behind the University of Glasgow and the Western Infirmary, which which proved to be very popular. So in order to celebrate the grand opening of the most significant Scottish cultural property developments in years, we’re doing the same thing – … Continue reading On our registers: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

Recently, Jennifer — the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland — spent a morning with the First Registration team to learn about ‘plans settling’. But what exactly is plans settling, and what does a ‘plans settler’ do? One of our registration team has lifted the lid for us on what their role involves and how they’re using digital technology to map Scotland’s land ownership. What … Continue reading What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?