In 400 years of registering and managing land in Scotland, we’ve picked up a quirky fact or two along the way. If our World Heritage Day article piqued your interest about our storied institution, then here are five extra things you probably didn’t know about the Registers of Scotland… The sasine ceremony Official property transfers in Scotland have a long and varied history, with the first written record … Continue reading Five things you probably don’t know about Registers of Scotland
Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager at RoS. In 2017 we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the world’s oldest national land register (which started right here in Scotland!) To showcase its history, we decided to sift through the sasine archives to discover the stories of some of Scotland’s most iconic buidings. Using our digital system, Registers Direct, we … Continue reading On our registers: Crathes Castle
Blog by Lindsay Yeoman, Senior Business Development Manager at Registers of Scotland. I’ve just returned from Gavle, Sweden, where I attended the European Land Information Service (EULIS) AGM. Founded in 2005 to create a European portal for the online exchange of land information, EULIS has found itself at the threshold of a new era. The impending arrival of the European e-Justice Land Registers Interconnection (LRI) portal … Continue reading Representing RoS on the international stage
Blog post by Julie Grant, communications officer at RoS. In the lead up to our 400th anniversary charity golf tournament on the 25 May, we catch up with Edward Danks, a partner at Paris Steele W.S. solicitors who has a team competing on the day. A big thanks to Edward for taking time out of his working day to talk golf! Q: The tournament is … Continue reading Teeing off for charity! Q&A with Paris Steele
Scott Bond, lead voluntary registration advisor for the agricultural and rural sector, gives us a preview of the summer agricultural show season. This summer we’ll be at a number of agricultural shows around Scotland, giving farmers and other rural landowners the opportunity to find out about the benefits of moving to the land register. Making sure rural and agricultural land is on the land register … Continue reading Voluntary registration: See you at the show!
Blog post by Julie Grant, communications officer at RoS. Back in August 2016 we told you about RoS’ sponsorship of a Masters in research at the University of Glasgow as part of a year-long series of events and partnerships helping to mark the 400th anniversary of our oldest register, the General Register of Sasines. We last spoke to Michael Arthur, the student undertaking the degree, … Continue reading Masters degree sponsorship: Student update!
Spring is in the air, and at RoS we’ve had a spring in our step this month with some fantastic news and business developments across the organisation. Meeting with customers and the public It’s been a month of particularly strong public engagement for RoS, with several of my colleagues giving lectures and presentations to both public and private events. Janet Egdell, our operations director, spoke … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – April 2017