Michael Arthur, the student we sponsored for the 400th anniversary Masters, Jill Robbie (his supervisor) and Isla MacLeod, head of the anniversary project

Student sponsorship: Catch up with Michael Arthur

As you might remember, as part of our year-long series of events and partnerships to mark 400 years of the General Register of Sasines, we sponsored a Masters in research at the University of Glasgow. We caught up with Michael Arthur, the student undertaking the degree, several times during his studies. His thesis is now complete, and so we spoke with him again to see … Continue reading Student sponsorship: Catch up with Michael Arthur

Working with our customers: Proposed improvements to our land registration application form

At the heart of our digital transformation is the ambition to provide a better, more efficient service to our customers, and we’re hard at work to deliver this across all our services. A key part of achieving this aim was put in place on 30 January 2018 when new statutory rules that will lay the groundwork for future improvements to come were approved by the … Continue reading Working with our customers: Proposed improvements to our land registration application form

Register of Inhibitions added to ScotLIS

Since its official launch in October 2017, we’ve continued to develop new features for ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. This week, we’ve introduced a significant new step for our professional users, who can now search the Register of Inhibitions (ROI) with ScotLIS. Improved usability and accessibility The ROI is one of our Chancery and Judicial Registers, and its purpose is to publicise the names of … Continue reading Register of Inhibitions added to ScotLIS

Local Land Charges National Conference 2017

What, When & Where? On 22nd November, members of the ScotLIS team travelled down to Liverpool to attend the HMLR’s Annual Local Land Charges National Conference, an event that brings together stakeholders from various sectors including Local Authorities, Searchers and Conveyancers. The conference took place in the beautiful St. George’s Hall, in the centre of the city, and attracted over 300 delegates from across the … Continue reading Local Land Charges National Conference 2017

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

Message from the Keeper: December 2017

2017 has been a remarkable year for Registers of Scotland. We’ve delivered new products and services, celebrated major milestones, and continued to provide a proficient and professional land registration service for the people of Scotland. Here are just a few of the highlights. Celebrating 400 years One of the defining themes of the year has been commemorating the history of land registration in Scotland. In … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: December 2017

Moving forward with ScotLIS

It’s been over a month since the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS) announced the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. Our innovative new service has continued to grow and expand since then, with over 11,500 citizen users and 4,000 business users already using the service at time of writing. New features and benefits ScotLIS delivers a number of benefits for our … Continue reading Moving forward with ScotLIS