ScotLIS tips #1: Map updates, downloading title information and more

In this new blog series, we’ll be looking at some of the new features we’re introducing to ScotLIS, designed to meet our users’ ongoing business needs and make it an intuitive and effective service. We’re also using the improved mapping functionality of ScotLIS to support changes in the way our users interact with RoS spatial data– read on to find out more. Download title information … Continue reading ScotLIS tips #1: Map updates, downloading title information and more

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Meet our new Sustainability Manager

To celebrate World Environment Day, we met Emma Roy, who joined us in May as our new Sustainability and Climate Change Manager. We caught up with Emma to find out more about her and what she hopes to bring to Registers of Scotland. Tell us a bit about your background. I’ve always been interested in the environment and I’ve been very lucky to spend the … Continue reading Meet our new Sustainability Manager

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#RegistersAtoZ: Who we are, from Archives to Zetland!

Following on from the landmark anniversary of the General Register of Sasines in 2017 — celebrating 400 years of land registration in Scotland — we want to continue sharing what makes our organisation unique. To highlight our talented teams, business transformation and the digital services we’re developing for people of Scotland, we’re launching a new digital campaign: #RegistersAtoZ. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing … Continue reading #RegistersAtoZ: Who we are, from Archives to Zetland!

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Year of Young People: Blazej Wielk

Blog post by Isla Cameron, Corporate Communications Assistant here at RoS For this Year of Young People we asked around the business for people aged 26 and under to contribute in the activities and blog stories that will take place throughout the year. We are working to build the next generation of RoS staff, as we’ve already been doing with our successful MA programme for the … Continue reading Year of Young People: Blazej Wielk

Development Plan Approval: Debunking common myths about the service

Over 200 developers use our Development Plan Assistance (DPA) service to add confidence to their developments across Scotland. Our DPA team have met with many users, and we’ve noticed a few conflicting opinions about the service and what it provides for our customers. So without further ado, here’s five misconceptions about DPA debunked… Myth #1: DPA only checks matters relating to development plans Plans approval … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Debunking common myths about the service

Why improving site search has been a priority for our new website

Blog post by Oli Kass, digital manager. Next week will see us go live with a public beta site for ros.gov.uk. It’s significant step towards delivering our ultimate goal of making ros.gov.uk the place for everyone to find out what they need to know about Scottish land and property registration. We’ve written already about how content design and user research and testing have been a … Continue reading Why improving site search has been a priority for our new website