Charting the trend of romantic property names

Blog post by Scott (business administrative assistant) and Fiona (GIS analyst). Here in the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland we extract and analyse data held by our registers and from third party organisations. Some of the data we analyse can provide some interesting insights into how the people of Scotland refer to their homes. We’ve previously told you about how both festive … Continue reading Charting the trend of romantic property names

Meet Alex, the latest RoS-sponsored postgraduate student

Regular readers of our blog may know that in the past we’ve sponsored postgraduate degrees in areas that influence the work we do. It means we can continue to foster the next generation of our industry, while also learning new ideas and approaches. We’ve continued this into the new academic year, and we’re delighted to introduce Alex Riepenhausen, who was selected to complete an MSc … Continue reading Meet Alex, the latest RoS-sponsored postgraduate student

We’re changing the way we categorise Shared Plots

What are we doing? From the 21 January 2019, the types of land we include in shared plot title sheets will change. Currently, we treat all areas of land owned in common as shared plots (subject to exceptions for transitional applications, and areas which fall within tenement steadings). Following the roll-out of our new approach, areas which are essential to the use of the primary … Continue reading We’re changing the way we categorise Shared Plots

Message from the Keeper: December 2018

For my final message of 2018, I thought I’d try a slightly different approach. You may have already seen my festive message for customers, and so here I thought I’d share a video recap of the year. 2018 has been an eventful year for RoS, with a number of achievements including the retirement of Registers Direct and the addition of our twentieth register. December was … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: December 2018

Redesigning our approved developments search

Blog post by Oli Kass, Digital Manager. Our approved developments listing houses a searchable database of development plan PDFs. Solicitors and developers use these plans to confirm that developments are to be built on land that a developer owns. Reviewing this content when moving from our legacy site to the new ros.gov.uk was a big challenge. The content had to better address user needs and … Continue reading Redesigning our approved developments search