Transforming how we create plans for the future

Happy New Year! This year we are continuing with our digital transformation and ambition to be an innovative, customer-focused and digital 21st century land registration body. To meet this challenge, teams across the organisation have been hard at work to develop new and improved services that have the needs of our customers at heart. This will help us as we future-proof our services and move … Continue reading Transforming how we create plans for the future

DDS Q&A: Lynne Stewart @ RBS

Blog by Kevin Stewart, Digital Uptake for DDS. To get an inside view on our online registration services, I spoke with Lynne Stewart at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) about our Digital Discharge Service (DDS), and how lenders like RBS use the service to improve efficiency and work with both solicitors and RoS. What have been your impressions of DDS so far? DDS has been … Continue reading DDS Q&A: Lynne Stewart @ RBS

‘Tis the season for festive house names

Blog post by Diane Waugh. In RoS’ Information & Analysis team, we work with the vast amount of registration data held by RoS, to develop information products and gain insights into land and property ownership in Scotland. Our remit includes data improvement, and we’ve been paying particular attention lately to our address information in order to support the integrity of our registers as well as … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for festive house names

Edinburgh

Message from the keeper – November 2017

After a busy October, November has been an exciting month of building on previous successes. As you may have seen on our social feeds, it was Innovation Month at RoS, and throughout the month we hosted internal events sharing stories from across RoS that focused on the theme of thinking differently and embracing the new. At first glance, this may seem to be an internal … Continue reading Message from the keeper – November 2017

ScotLIS

Guest blog: ScotLIS and the future of data

Blog by Professor Stewart Brymer OBE, WS 24 October 2017 saw the launch of a new and intuitive online tool which will lead to more information about land and property in Scotland being more readily accessible to citizens as well as to business users such as planning consultants, solicitors and surveyors. The Scottish Land Information Service (‘ScotLIS’) as a concept was first discussed in 2000 … Continue reading Guest blog: ScotLIS and the future of data

A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

A day in the life… Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. Here we meet Sam Larsen, a technical architect in the IT development team working on improving the quality … Continue reading A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic and historically significant buildings has joined the Land Register of Scotland. We are delighted that St Giles’ Cathedral has been added to our digital, map-based record of land and property. This registration offered us the chance to reflect on our registers and the stories they contain. When James Joyce wrote his masterpiece, Ulysses, he said “I want to give a … Continue reading St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland