Transforming how we create plans for the future

Happy New Year! This year we are continuing with our digital transformation and ambition to be an innovative, customer-focused and digital 21st century land registration body. To meet this challenge, teams across the organisation have been hard at work to develop new and improved services that have the needs of our customers at heart. This will help us as we future-proof our services and move … Continue reading Transforming how we create plans for the future

Moving forward with ScotLIS

It’s been over a month since the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS) announced the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. Our innovative new service has continued to grow and expand since then, with over 11,500 citizen users and 4,000 business users already using the service at time of writing. New features and benefits ScotLIS delivers a number of benefits for our … Continue reading Moving forward with ScotLIS

‘Tis the season for festive house names

Blog post by Diane Waugh. In RoS’ Information & Analysis team, we work with the vast amount of registration data held by RoS, to develop information products and gain insights into land and property ownership in Scotland. Our remit includes data improvement, and we’ve been paying particular attention lately to our address information in order to support the integrity of our registers as well as … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for festive house names

On our registers: University of Glasgow and the Western Infirmary

At Registers of Scotland (RoS) we have centuries of history on our registers, from the 400-year-old General Register of Sasines to the modern, digital map-based Land Register of Scotland. This is the first in a series of articles that examines in depth some of the more interesting or unusual titles on our registers. For this first article we’re in Glasgow, looking at the former Western … Continue reading On our registers: University of Glasgow and the Western Infirmary

A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

A day in the life… Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. Here we meet Sam Larsen, a technical architect in the IT development team working on improving the quality … Continue reading A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic and historically significant buildings has joined the Land Register of Scotland. We are delighted that St Giles’ Cathedral has been added to our digital, map-based record of land and property. This registration offered us the chance to reflect on our registers and the stories they contain. When James Joyce wrote his masterpiece, Ulysses, he said “I want to give a … Continue reading St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

Recording Scotland’s haunted properties

It’s Halloween – the perfect time for a ghost story. At RoS, with thousands of properties and centuries of history on our registers, we have more than a few to share – read on for some spooky stories to get you in the Halloween spirit (pun intended). Edinburgh Castle With almost a thousand years of history behind its walls, it’s unsurprising that Edinburgh Castle makes … Continue reading Recording Scotland’s haunted properties