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On our registers: Edinburgh Festivals’ most iconic venues

In August, Edinburgh comes alive. The famous city of contrasts, of ‘shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas’ – as Alexander McCall Smith described it – sees its historic Old and New Town’s fill with festival goers. But behind these festival venues there are centuries of history that you may accidentally overlook in favour of that absorbing comedy sketch, author’s keynote or finale show. … Continue reading On our registers: Edinburgh Festivals’ most iconic venues

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Message from the Keeper: July 2018

Following an event-packed June, marked by close collaboration and open conversation with stakeholders, we’ve continued this theme throughout July as well. Maximising our data potential This month I’ve had both internal and external meetings around our data and how we hold, analyse and release it. This concept begins with the 20 registers we hold, and is followed by how RoS as an organisation takes that … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: July 2018

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ScotLIS user stories: Shepherd and Wedderburn

As part of our series of blogs sharing our customers’ experiences of ScotLIS, we spoke to Emma De Sailly from Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP. She is a Rural Property and Business Solicitor at the firm, and has recently made the switch from Registers Direct to ScotLIS. Here she shares her experience of the new service, and why she agrees it’s the platform of choice for … Continue reading ScotLIS user stories: Shepherd and Wedderburn

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How we’ve made the new RoS site more accessible

Blog post by Scott McLear, senior digital manager at RoS.

Over the past few months we have been building, testing and developing our new corporate website.

We went live with our public beta in early June 2018, a significant step towards delivering our ultimate goal of making ros.gov.uk the place for everyone to find out what they need to know about Scottish land and property registration.

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Vote for Hillary – Guide Dog of the Year 2018

Blog by Jacq Kelly, Media and Public Affairs Manager here at RoS There’s been a lot of love shown towards Hillary, RoS’ guide dog extraordinaire, since she and I started working at Meadowbank House in May last year. When I arrived on my first day she already had her own bowl. A bed that looks comfier than mine followed shortly after, as did many much appreciated … Continue reading Vote for Hillary – Guide Dog of the Year 2018