Blog post by Stef Brown, Head of Business Development at the Registers of Scotland. This week I’m speaking at The Land Registrars Development Officers’ Conference (LRDOC) in Perth, Western Australia, on the RoS business transformation. Delegates attend from across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Despite the geographical distance between RoS and these other land registration authorities there are striking similarities in our markets … Continue reading Business transformation, down under!
Blog by Chris McDermott, Agile Coach here at RoS The challenge On 9 May an ad was posted on our intranet asking for volunteers who had “fresh ideas, willing to offer feedback, make suggestions and challenge current practices” that would like to be part of a new mapping group that would be tasked with taking forward the ‘capture once’ principle. Capture once, as a principle, … Continue reading RoS mapping – how can we make it better?
After months of preparation and anticipation, June finally arrived and with it our celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the oldest national property register in the world. I feel privileged to be leading RoS through this important stage of its history and enjoyed welcoming friends, colleagues and former staff (including three of my predecessors as keeper) to Meadowbank House on … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – June 2017
The ScotLIS team recently hosted the organisation’s first ever alpha day. What is an alpha day I hear you ask? Read on to find out more about both this and how ScotLIS is gearing up for the beta development stage before launch towards the end of 2017. First things first. ScotLIS stands for Scotland’s Land Information Service and is an online service currently in development … Continue reading RoS hosts first ever Alpha Day!
After months of careful development, we gave the green light and our Digital Discharge Service (DDS) went live. It’s already proving a great success with our customers, with over 100 users signing up to the system since launch. DDS offers a vastly improved service compared with the existing paper-based process. All steps of the discharge, encompassing the activities of solicitors, lenders and RoS, are centralised … Continue reading It’s here! The Digital Discharge Service is now LIVE!
Blog post by Scott McLear, senior digital manager at RoS.
Digital is changing everything, from how we work to how we consume services. Technology is advancing every day, and the way we live our lives is overwhelmingly influenced by the internet. Digital is also significantly better for the environment, saving tonnes of paper every year.
That’s why at Registers of Scotland we have been undergoing digital transformation, moving us from a paper-based organisation to one that always does everything digitally as the first option.
Curious about how a 400-year-old organisation can go fully digital? In excerpts from her Innovation Heritage lecture at the EICC, Janet Egdell — our operations director — explains how our history is informing our future. Before official records began, the ancient ceremony of ‘sasine’ (exchanging a clod of earth) marked the transfer of land ownership – something Outlander fans may be familiar with! The ceremony … Continue reading Innovation Heritage: 400 years to the future