Marking National Coding Week at RoS

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer at the Registers of Scotland. It’s National Coding Week, which is part of a global initiative that encourages people to learn digital skills and engage with the coding community. Coding is a massive part of our digital transformation, as we develop new products and services like the Digital Discharge Service (DDS) and ScotLIS. Below, you’ll find a snapshot … Continue reading Marking National Coding Week at RoS

5 ways we’re supporting #ScotClimateWeek

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer at the Registers of Scotland. This week is Climate Change Week, an initiative led by the Scottish Government to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. At Registers of Scotland we understand the importance of environmental responsibility in everything we do – here’s five recent developments that show how we’re working to reduce our carbon footprint and … Continue reading 5 ways we’re supporting #ScotClimateWeek

DDS: Reducing rejections and adding new features

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer here at RoS. Since its full launch in May, our Digital Discharge Service (DDS) has continued to prove popular with solicitors and lenders alike. Here we’ll showcase how DDS helps reduce rejected applications, and also highlight some of the new features we’ve introduced since launch. Reducing rejections Compared with the paper discharge process, DDS considerably reduces the likelihood … Continue reading DDS: Reducing rejections and adding new features

ScotLIS: Analysing our Alpha Day feedback

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer here at RoS. Customer engagement and user experience are both at the heart of our digital transformation. It’s no surprise then that we’re making it a centrepiece of one of our most important upcoming services, ScotLIS. On schedule to be released in October 2017, ScotLIS is an innovative map-based service that will facilitate easy access to a variety of … Continue reading ScotLIS: Analysing our Alpha Day feedback

ScotLIS: Sharing our data journey at Ordnance Survey’s OSMA conference

Blog post by Alan Howie, Data Architect at the Registers of Scotland. On Tuesday 12 September myself, Cheryl Hunter (product owner for ScotLIS) and Alastair Reid (product owner for data) attended OSMA, a yearly event which brings together all the government organisations that use Ordnance Survey data within the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. This year the event was held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. There … Continue reading ScotLIS: Sharing our data journey at Ordnance Survey’s OSMA conference

Edinburgh fireworks

Message from the keeper – August 2017

The August sunshine (or lack thereof!) has been the backdrop to an exciting month for Registers of Scotland. Why the anticipation? We took a major step in our digital transformation this month as our upcoming ScotLIS service entered private beta. ScotLIS is our new, innovative, map-based land information service that will enable both professionals and the public to access a wider range of property information. … Continue reading Message from the keeper – August 2017

ScotLIS a collaborative workshop

How user research has shaped ScotLIS

Registers of Scotland is abuzz as we gear up for the launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s land information service, later this year. As part of development, and to build on the success of our earlier Alpha Day event, in early August we visited Aberdeen to host two days of user research sessions. Held in the centre of Aberdeen, the event offered various stakeholders the opportunity to … Continue reading How user research has shaped ScotLIS