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!

On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

Blog post by Sally Pentecost, Medieval History undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh. As an aspiring historical blogger and self-confessed castle-lover, I was delighted to shadow the Registers of Scotland’s video and social media team for their #RoS400 series, which celebrates 400 years of the world’s oldest land register. Using their digital system, Registers Direct, the RoS team have been able to chart the life … Continue reading On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

On our registers: Stanley Mills

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager at RoS. You might not know it, but 2017 is a bigger year than most for Scottish heritage. Rather specifically, the month of June heralds a milestone in land registration history for us at the Registers of Scotland. The world’s oldest national land register (the General Register of Sasines) has its 400th birthday and to mark it, … Continue reading On our registers: Stanley Mills

On our registers: Crathes Castle

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager at RoS. In 2017 we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the world’s oldest national land register (which started right here in Scotland!) To showcase its history, we decided to sift through the sasine archives to discover the stories of some of Scotland’s most iconic buidings. Using our digital system, Registers Direct, we … Continue reading On our registers: Crathes Castle

On our registers: Aberdour Castle

Blog post by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at RoS. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the world’s oldest national land register – the General Register of Sasines – we decided to delve behind the scenes of some of Scotland’s most historic buildings. But we didn’t just use the guidebooks… In fact, our mission was to piece together property stories through the lens of the Register … Continue reading On our registers: Aberdour Castle

On our registers: Robert Burns’ cottage

Blog by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at RoS. As the celebrations for Burns Night approached, we decided to delve into our archives and see what we could find on our land registers about Scotland’s national bard. This might seem like a random task for us at the Registers of Scotland (RoS) to be ticking off during the work day, but you’d be mistaken. Because … Continue reading On our registers: Robert Burns’ cottage