We’re changing the way we categorise Shared Plots

What are we doing? From the 21 January 2019, the types of land we include in shared plot title sheets will change. Currently, we treat all areas of land owned in common as shared plots (subject to exceptions for transitional applications, and areas which fall within tenement steadings). Following the roll-out of our new approach, areas which are essential to the use of the primary … Continue reading We’re changing the way we categorise Shared Plots

Message from the Keeper: December 2018

For my final message of 2018, I thought I’d try a slightly different approach. You may have already seen my festive message for customers, and so here I thought I’d share a video recap of the year. 2018 has been an eventful year for RoS, with a number of achievements including the retirement of Registers Direct and the addition of our twentieth register. December was … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: December 2018

Redesigning our approved developments search

Blog post by Oli Kass, Digital Manager. Our approved developments listing houses a searchable database of development plan PDFs. Solicitors and developers use these plans to confirm that developments are to be built on land that a developer owns. Reviewing this content when moving from our legacy site to the new ros.gov.uk was a big challenge. The content had to better address user needs and … Continue reading Redesigning our approved developments search

My experience at the Young Scotland Programme

Blog post by Beth Hutchison, Innovation Centre support.  In November 2018, my colleague Ranjit Bhatti and I were invited to take part in the Young Scotland Programme. The Young Scotland Programme is a three day course which aims to develop communication skills, build confidence and broaden the intellectual horizons of people in the early years of their careers. The programme lasts three days but it’s … Continue reading My experience at the Young Scotland Programme

Upcoming visual changes to our online services portal

From Wednesday 19 December, users of RoS online services will notice a new visual layout of the services portal. This update has been completed to bring the service in line with Government Digital Services (GDS) best practice, and also add valuable improvements to the user journey for our customers. What’s changing? The changes we’re making relate solely to the visual appearance of the portal. The … Continue reading Upcoming visual changes to our online services portal