Completing Scotland’s land register – a progress update

By Hugh Welsh, head of land register completion The completion of the Land Register of Scotland is an exciting and challenging piece of work. The culmination of this will be a national asset that will bring benefit to everyone in Scotland. As of September this year, land register coverage stands at over 63 per cent of titles and over 30 per cent of land mass. … Continue reading Completing Scotland’s land register – a progress update

DDS welcomes Nationwide Building Society

Blog post by Kevin Stewart, RoS Since its launch earlier this year, our Digital Discharge Service (DDS) has been enthusiastically received by solicitors and lenders alike. DDS increases efficiency and security in the mortgage security discharge process by replacing the existing paper-based system with one that is entirely digital. On the 30th of October, we will welcome another important firm to DDS as Nationwide Building … Continue reading DDS welcomes Nationwide Building Society

On our registers: The Queensferry Crossing

Scotland is celebrating the historic opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth, the Queensferry Crossing. To get a closer look at the new bridge, we examined its title and the information it holds. It may seem like just maps and words, but behind these descriptions is a rather unique registered title, as you might well expect. Read on to find out more. … Continue reading On our registers: The Queensferry Crossing

A day in the life… of a scrum master

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. First up is Adam Elghazi, scrum master! Hi Adam, thanks for agreeing to tell us a bit about what you do here! Q. … Continue reading A day in the life… of a scrum master

How agile underpins a successful project

We’re big advocates of agile working principles and agile frameworks here at RoS, such as scrum, Kanban and eXtreme Programming (XP). In our recent blog ‘An Intro to Scrum’, we looked at how using scrum ceremonies, such as sprints and retrospectives has helped drive forward the development process for one of our most important upcoming services, ScotLIS. Here, we’ll delve deeper into the agile methodologies … Continue reading How agile underpins a successful project

An intro to Scrum

Scrum is one of the most popular structures for implementing agile here at RoS. You can brush up on your agile knowledge here with our handy blog ‘How agile underpins a successful project’ (what are the chances?!) Welcome back. So now you know that scrum and agile are not actually the same thing we can ask what differentiates scrum from other agile frameworks, such as … Continue reading An intro to Scrum

ScotLIS sprints towards the finish line

ScotLIS has been developed using an agile approach, meaning that the end product would always evolve, as it is based firmly on the needs of the end-user, the customer. In order to ensure ScotLIS as a service met those requirements, it has, at every stage of development, gone through rigorous user (UX) testing. From Alpha day, where current customers were invited to take part in … Continue reading ScotLIS sprints towards the finish line