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‘Tis the season for festive house names

Blog post by Scott Frankland from the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland.  The Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland has the very important job of collecting and storing vast amounts of registration and property data which we use to gain insights into land and property ownership throughout the whole of Scotland. Our main concern and responsibility is to improve the … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for festive house names

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Things you need to know about ScotLIS

At 5pm on 30 November we retired our legacy service RD. Whether you were one of the many customers that made the move well ahead of the deadline or are new to ScotLIS, here’s some useful information to help you get the most from ScotLIS. Our other online services won’t be affected – RD will no longer be available on the eservices portal but you’ll … Continue reading Things you need to know about ScotLIS

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Message from the Keeper: November 2018

It’s been a real highlight getting to meet a wide range of stakeholders over the past few months, and November provided a number of opportunities to continue this. But first, I’d like to share some important business news, as 30 November marked the official retirement of Registers Direct, our legacy land information service. Many of you have been working closely with our customer relationship managers … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: November 2018

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Registrars of Title Conference 2018

Earlier in the month Keith Taylor (who leads our Buying and Selling team) and I travelled to Australia to attend the 3 day combined Registrars of Title Conference and the Land Registration Development Officers conference. Upon landing in Canberra we were asked by the immigration officer why we were travelling to Australia? We explained, and he asked if it was going to be an interesting … Continue reading Registrars of Title Conference 2018

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Single channel: Quicker and easier paper applications using DDS

Quicker and easier paper applications From 21 November, DDS users will be able to generate land register application forms for paper discharges through the same intuitive step-by-step process as DDS. You’ll be able to view and access them on your dashboard, where they will be marked as ‘paper’ for easy identification. By showing them on the dashboard, DDS adds peace of mind to paper forms, … Continue reading Single channel: Quicker and easier paper applications using DDS

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How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Marguerite le Riche from our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team was part of the first round of the Scottish Data Science Accelerator Programme, focusing on automatically extracting buildings from historic maps. Here’s what she learnt, and how this could inform future work at Registers of Scotland (RoS). What is the Data Science Accelerator Programme? The Data Science Accelerator Programme is a professional learning and development programme that … Continue reading How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings