Voluntary registration: See you at the show!

Scott Bond, lead voluntary registration advisor for the agricultural and rural sector, gives us a preview of the summer agricultural show season.

This summer we’ll be at a number of agricultural shows around Scotland, giving farmers and other rural landowners the opportunity to find out about the benefits of moving to the land register.

Making sure rural and agricultural land is on the land register is key to achieving our objective of completing the register by 2024. We believe the best way to do this is through voluntary registration, as it allows rural landowners to use their expert knowledge of their property to register exactly what they own.

Titles on the land register are easier, faster and cheaper to transact with. They clarify exact boundaries and include a state-backed warranty. Moving to the land register also helps with refinancing, and simplifies succession planning.

At the shows, our advisors will be on hand to explain how voluntary registration works and to talk landowners through what the next steps are for them. At most of the shows where we have a stand, we’ll also be able to look up the registers online and tell landowners whether their property is already on the land register.

We’ll have stands at the shows listed below, and we’d welcome a visit from anyone who’s interested in moving their property titles to the land register. You can just drop by, or contact us in advance if you’d like to arrange to meet us at a specific time.

Ayr County Show, 13 May

Fife Show, 20 May

Angus Show, 10 June

Royal Highland Show, 22 – 25 June

GWCT Scottish Game Fair, 30 June – 2 July

Caithness Show, 14-15 July

Sutherland Show, 22 July

Border Union Show, 28 – 29 July

Turriff Show, 30 – 31 July

Black Isle Show, 2 – 3 August

Highland Field Sports Fair at Moy, 4 – 5 August

Dumfries Show, 5 August

For crofters, our crofting register experts will be at the Caithness, Sutherland and Black Isle shows and the Highland Field Sports Fair at Moy, and will be happy to answer any questions.

Our voluntary registration advisors will also be attending the following shows, but we won’t have a stand at these ones. We’d be happy to arrange to meet local landowners at these shows, so if you’re interested please get in touch to request a meeting.

Cumberland Show, 17 June

Wigtown Show, 2 August

Berwickshire County Show, 5 August

To request a meeting with us at one of the above events, or if you have a question about voluntary registration, please email us on lrcompletion@ros.gov.uk.

Want to find out more? Read our step by step guide to voluntary registration.

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