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

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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?

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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

Our updated land registration application form: One month in and what’s next

It’s been just over a month since we officially implemented our enhanced land registration application form. We’re now in the three month transition period, and wanted to highlight some potential questions customers might have. What are the changes to the application form? For a full and detailed overview of the changes, see our earlier blog post. We’ve also updated the guidance on our Knowledge Base … Continue reading Our updated land registration application form: One month in and what’s next

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User viewpoint: land register application form change

As mentioned in our recent blog post, we’re introducing changes to our land register application form. These changes are designed to streamline the application process, increase efficiency and reduce rejections. We’ve worked closely with our customers throughout the development of these enhancements, to ensure that the changes reflect how they use the form and deliver real improvement. Here we spoke with Louise Duguid, Paralegal Manager … Continue reading User viewpoint: land register application form change