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

‘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!

How we registered the Royal Highland Showground!

The Royal Highland Show, taking place this year from 22 — 25 June, is Scotland’s largest agricultural event. Farmers, families and visitors from all over Scotland and beyond descend upon Ingliston Showground for a celebration of all that Scotland’s countryside has to offer. The showground is an intrinsic part of the Scottish farming landscape, so its owner, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland … Continue reading How we registered the Royal Highland Showground!

On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

Blog post by Sally Pentecost, Medieval History undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh. As an aspiring historical blogger and self-confessed castle-lover, I was delighted to shadow the Registers of Scotland’s video and social media team for their #RoS400 series, which celebrates 400 years of the world’s oldest land register. Using their digital system, Registers Direct, the RoS team have been able to chart the life … Continue reading On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

It’s here! The Digital Discharge Service is now LIVE!

After months of careful development, we gave the green light and our Digital Discharge Service (DDS) went live. It’s already proving a great success with our customers, with over 100 users signing up to the system since launch. DDS offers a vastly improved service compared with the existing paper-based process. All steps of the discharge, encompassing the activities of solicitors, lenders and RoS, are centralised … Continue reading It’s here! The Digital Discharge Service is now LIVE!