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Development Plan Approval: Plans role

The development plan approval service (DPA) offers a start-to-finish service; from identifying any issues with extent or ownership at the start of the planning stage, through to a deeds check prior to an application being made. We caught up with Colin Mitchell, Plans Officer in DPA to find out more about the part he plays in delivering the service. Tell us a bit about your … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Plans role

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Stakeholder engagement at RoS: Improving advance notices and our land registration application form

Whether it’s the Keeper speaking to solicitors or our customer relationship managers and customer service experts handling specific enquiries, effective collaboration with stakeholders is a cornerstone of our work at RoS. One such channel that’s particularly important is our regular interaction with the Professional Support Lawyers (PSL) group. They represent a valuable way for RoS to gain an understanding of the issues that matter to … Continue reading Stakeholder engagement at RoS: Improving advance notices and our land registration application form

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European Business Analyst of the Year

A blog written by Linda Parker, in our new registers team. Read more below about Linda’s experience at the European Business Analyst of the Year Awards. For a few years now a friend of mine from the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysts) has been encouraging me to apply for the European Business Analyst of the Year Award. Up until this year, 2018, I’ve resisted … Continue reading European Business Analyst of the Year

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How we’re going greener this October

As a public body, we’re keenly aware of our environmental responsibilities. Readers of our most recent annual report, for example, will have noticed that in 2017-18 we delivered a 68 percent carbon emission saving in our Glasgow office, as well as a 16 per cent saving in paper usage across the entire organisation. Also in 2018 we’ve hired our first Sustainability Manager, who you can … Continue reading How we’re going greener this October

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ScotLIS user stories: Ledingham Chalmers

For the next instalment in our series of ScotLIS user stories, we spoke with Sarah Gorski, Paralegal at Ledingham Chalmers. Sarah has just recently come back to conveyancing after a short academic break, a period which has seen notable change in how customers access RoS data using ScotLIS. Here Sarah shares how she’s found working with ScotLIS since returning to the profession, and why it … Continue reading ScotLIS user stories: Ledingham Chalmers

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Message from the Keeper: September 2018

Blog post by Jennifer Henderson. The close of this month marks six months for me as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. I’ve learned so much during this time, and I’m excited that during September I’ve had the opportunity to meet with even more stakeholders, which I’ll discuss in more detail below. In one of the main stories of this month, our monthly House Price … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: September 2018