Why voluntary land registration makes sense for commercial property owners

Russell Wilson, lead voluntary registration advisor for the commercial sector, gives us an insight into why increasing numbers of commercial property owners are choosing to move their titles to the Land Register of Scotland. With the land register due to replace the 400-year-old General Register of Sasines by 2024, owners of land and property across all sectors have the opportunity to move their property titles … Continue reading Why voluntary land registration makes sense for commercial property owners

‘Sasine’: Celebrating 400 years in poetry

To celebrate the rich history of the General Register of Sasines, Scotland’s makar Jackie Kay has written a poem to tie in with its 400th anniversary. Read the verse by the country’s third national laureate below. Sasine // Jackie Kay Then my auld freend, as the furst sign Let’s haund ower a clod o’ earth And ken that ye and I will keep our wurd … Continue reading ‘Sasine’: Celebrating 400 years in poetry

How we registered the Royal Highland Showground!

The Royal Highland Show, taking place this year from 22 — 25 June, is Scotland’s largest agricultural event. Farmers, families and visitors from all over Scotland and beyond descend upon Ingliston Showground for a celebration of all that Scotland’s countryside has to offer. The showground is an intrinsic part of the Scottish farming landscape, so its owner, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland … Continue reading How we registered the Royal Highland Showground!

Five things you probably don’t know about Registers of Scotland

In 400 years of registering and managing land in Scotland, we’ve picked up a quirky fact or two along the way. If our World Heritage Day article piqued your interest about our storied institution, then here are five extra things you probably didn’t know about the Registers of Scotland… The sasine ceremony Official property transfers in Scotland have a long and varied history, with the first written record … Continue reading Five things you probably don’t know about Registers of Scotland

Representing RoS on the international stage

Blog by Lindsay Yeoman, Senior Business Development Manager at Registers of Scotland. I’ve just returned from Gavle, Sweden, where I attended the European Land Information Service (EULIS) AGM. Founded in 2005 to create a European portal for the online exchange of land information, EULIS has found itself at the threshold of a new era. The impending arrival of the European e-Justice Land Registers Interconnection (LRI) portal … Continue reading Representing RoS on the international stage

Voluntary registration: See you at the show!

Scott Bond, lead voluntary registration advisor for the agricultural and rural sector, gives us a preview of the summer agricultural show season. This summer we’ll be at a number of agricultural shows around Scotland, giving farmers and other rural landowners the opportunity to find out about the benefits of moving to the land register. Making sure rural and agricultural land is on the land register … Continue reading Voluntary registration: See you at the show!

Masters degree sponsorship: Student update!

Blog post by Julie Grant, communications officer at RoS. Back in August 2016 we told you about RoS’ sponsorship of a Masters in research at the University of Glasgow as part of a year-long series of events and partnerships helping to mark the 400th anniversary of our oldest register, the General Register of Sasines. We last spoke to Michael Arthur, the student undertaking the degree, … Continue reading Masters degree sponsorship: Student update!