Fire Starter Festival and the future of innovation in Scotland’s public sector

At the end of January our innovation centre team facilitated a session at one of Scotland’s Fire Starter Festival events. Hosted jointly by The Improvement Service and Workforce Scotland, its aim was to explore how play, puzzles and escape rooms can inspire innovation and creativity at work.  In this blog, innovation centre manager Louise Quinn explains the takeaways from the event, and why exploring the … Continue reading Fire Starter Festival and the future of innovation in Scotland’s public sector

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

Message from the Keeper: January 2019

I hope you’ve all had a productive start to 2019. It’s been a busy month at RoS, with a number of events in the calendar. One of the first things I did in 2019 was review the overall progress we had made with addressing our registration arrear, and in particular the older, more complex cases awaiting completion. We’ve made solid progress in addressing the arrear … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: January 2019

On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

With the Six Nations kicking off this week, we wondered how much we could trace the history of Scottish rugby on our registers. The first ever international at Raeburn Place Scotland has a special place in the history of rugby union, with the first ever rugby international played a few miles from our Edinburgh office. It was held at Raeburn Place in Stockbridge; as you … Continue reading On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

January 25 marks one of the key dates in the calendar of every Scot around the world: Burns Night. As we toast the national bard, we’ve delved back into our archives to find some more references to Burns, from his birthplace to the history of properties he stayed in, told through our sasine and land registers. Burns Cottage, Alloway The most obvious place to start … Continue reading Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

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