What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

Every year on the 18 April, the UK marks UNESCO’s #WorldHeritageDay to celebrate the history and cultural significance of the listed sites. Scotland has six World Heritage sites and – as our own little nod to Scottish heritage – we’ve delved into our rich land and property registers to see what these digital archives could tell us about some of our most iconic places. The … Continue reading What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

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

Discussing data at the 2018 OSMA summit

Blog post by Alan Howie, Data Architect. What is OSMA and how are we involved? Earlier this month a group of us attended the OSMA summit, a yearly event which brings together all the government organisations that use Ordnance Survey mapping, and addressing data within the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. This year’s event was once again held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. There was a … Continue reading Discussing data at the 2018 OSMA summit

On our registers: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

We’re not going to lie: we love an interesting conveyancing story… and it seems you do too! Last year we shared the curious conveyancing tale behind the University of Glasgow and the Western Infirmary, which which proved to be very popular. So in order to celebrate the grand opening of the most significant Scottish cultural property developments in years, we’re doing the same thing – … Continue reading On our registers: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

Recently, Jennifer — the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland — spent a morning with the First Registration team to learn about ‘plans settling’. But what exactly is plans settling, and what does a ‘plans settler’ do? One of our registration team has lifted the lid for us on what their role involves and how they’re using digital technology to map Scotland’s land ownership. What … Continue reading What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

Updated land registration application form: Transition period ends

As you may already be aware, in March 2018 we introduced an enhanced and improved version of our land registration application form (LRAF). We’ve had positive feedback on this form, which has been designed with input from customers. Over the past three months, as discussed on our blog and social channels, we’ve been in the transition period for the new form, but the end of … Continue reading Updated land registration application form: Transition period ends