Business transformation, down under!

Blog post by Stef Brown, Head of Business Development at the Registers of Scotland. This week I’m speaking at The Land Registrars Development Officers’ Conference (LRDOC) in Perth, Western Australia, on the RoS business transformation.  Delegates attend from across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Despite the geographical distance between RoS and these other land registration authorities there are striking similarities in our markets … Continue reading Business transformation, down under!

My week at Registers of Scotland

My name is Jamie Booth, and I have spent the last week in Registers of Scotland completing my work experience. I am a fourth-year student at George Heriot’s School, having just sat my National 5 (what would have previously been known as Standard Grade) exams. Throughout our years at school, Heriots make us embark on two separate weeks of work experience – this being my … Continue reading My week at Registers of Scotland

Why voluntary land registration makes sense for commercial property owners

Russell Wilson, lead voluntary registration advisor for the commercial sector, gives us an insight into why increasing numbers of commercial property owners are choosing to move their titles to the Land Register of Scotland. With the land register due to replace the 400-year-old General Register of Sasines by 2024, owners of land and property across all sectors have the opportunity to move their property titles … Continue reading Why voluntary land registration makes sense for commercial property owners

RoS mapping – how can we make it better?

Blog by Chris McDermott, Agile Coach here at RoS The challenge On 9 May an ad was posted on our intranet asking for volunteers who had “fresh ideas, willing to offer feedback, make suggestions and challenge current practices” that would like to be part of a new mapping group that would be tasked with taking forward the ‘capture once’ principle. Capture once, as a principle, … Continue reading RoS mapping – how can we make it better?

400th anniversary commemorative booklet cover

Message from the Keeper – June 2017

After months of preparation and anticipation, June finally arrived and with it our celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the oldest national property register in the world. I feel privileged to be leading RoS through this important stage of its history and enjoyed welcoming friends, colleagues and former staff (including three of my predecessors as keeper) to Meadowbank House on … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – June 2017

‘Sasine’: Celebrating 400 years in poetry

To celebrate the rich history of the General Register of Sasines, Scotland’s makar Jackie Kay has written a poem to tie in with its 400th anniversary. Read the verse by the country’s third national laureate below. Sasine // Jackie Kay Then my auld freend, as the furst sign Let’s haund ower a clod o’ earth And ken that ye and I will keep our wurd … Continue reading ‘Sasine’: Celebrating 400 years in poetry

RoS hosts first ever Alpha Day!

The ScotLIS team recently hosted the organisation’s first ever alpha day. What is an alpha day I hear you ask? Read on to find out more about both this and how ScotLIS is gearing up for the beta development stage before launch towards the end of 2017. First things first. ScotLIS stands for Scotland’s Land Information Service and is an online service currently in development … Continue reading RoS hosts first ever Alpha Day!