Completing Scotland’s land register: Using data visualisation to tell more of the story

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager, alongside Alan Howie, Jason Marshall and Fiona McKie. If you’ve read our latest corporate plan, you’ll know that completing Scotland’s land register by 2024 is one of our key priorities, after being asked by Scottish ministers to do so in 2014. But what does ‘completing the land register’ actually mean in practice, and what progress have we … Continue reading Completing Scotland’s land register: Using data visualisation to tell more of the story

What we learnt from this year’s DataFest

Blog post by Katherine Falconer, Head of Information and Analysis. March was a very busy month for colleagues working in data at Registers of Scotland, with active participation in a range of events as part of The Datalab’s annual Datafest programme. The programme has now expanded to a fortnight, and includes a range of fringe events run by data organisations as well as the core … Continue reading What we learnt from this year’s DataFest

What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

Every year on the 18 April, the UK marks UNESCO’s #WorldHeritageDay to celebrate the history and cultural significance of the listed sites. Scotland has six World Heritage sites and – as our own little nod to Scottish heritage – we’ve delved into our rich land and property registers to see what these digital archives could tell us about some of our most iconic places. The … Continue reading What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

User feedback: DDS for paper discharge applications

Towards the end of last year we updated the Digital Discharge Service so customers could use it as a single channel for creating discharge applications, by adding the option to complete and print land register application forms for paper discharges. Customer engagement is essential to delivering improved digital services – in fact this enhancement was prompted by customer feedback in the first place, so we … Continue reading User feedback: DDS for paper discharge applications

Message from the Keeper: March 2019

A couple of weeks ago, you may have noticed a new email from RoS. This was our Bulletin, and in it you’ll find all the recent policy and process developments that matter to our customers. We’ll continue to send this in the coming months, and we welcome any feedback you might have. The end of the financial year is almost here, and with that in … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: March 2019

How I became a software tester

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it… ‘My name is Jo and I’m a software professional’ I’m … Continue reading How I became a software tester