Message from the Keeper – February 2017

Two months in and 2017 continues to be an exciting and busy time at Registers of Scotland. From business developments and a new working space in Glasgow to industry news and consultation roadshows across the country, there’s a lot to report. Here’s a summary of what’s been happening at RoS.

It’s been a big month for our ongoing digital transformation. Late last year, we began a consultation to understand stakeholder opinion on the implementation of our digital services and we have been out and about across the country with a series of roadshows. I’m delighted with the strong level of response we’ve had, as it allows us to keep our customers at the heart of what we do.

Feedback like this plays a very important role as we move towards providing a fully digital service. I’d like to thank all our partners who came along to our roadshows and submitted responses for their valuable opinions.

Last month’s blog discussed the move to our new home at St Vincent Plaza in Glasgow, and I’m pleased to say that as of this week, the move is complete. It’s been a great success, and the space looks even better now it’s full of my RoS colleagues! The new location embraces smart working principles, meaning we can work in an environment that actively supports our digital transformation.

We’ve featured strongly in the news this month, with the release of the latest House Price Information (HPI) report. This publication highlights important developments in the property sector, including the volume and average price of house sales. RoS publish reports like this to provide the industry with our expert insight, while also highlighting significant trends in the property market. They’re a reminder of the important role we play in the smooth running of the Scottish economy.

Finally, I was delighted to learn this month that we have now carried out more than 100 digital discharges and brought over 2,000 titles onto the land register through our keeper-induced registration work.  With lots more to come!

There’s been some great news here at RoS this month, and as our new digital services progress and the date of our 400 anniversary celebrations nears, things are poised to get even better. Be sure to revisit our blog to get the latest news on what’s happening here at Registers of Scotland.

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