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

Charting the trend of romantic property names

Blog post by Scott (business administrative assistant) and Fiona (GIS analyst). Here in the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland we extract and analyse data held by our registers and from third party organisations. Some of the data we analyse can provide some interesting insights into how the people of Scotland refer to their homes. We’ve previously told you about how both festive … Continue reading Charting the trend of romantic property names

On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

With the Six Nations kicking off this week, we wondered how much we could trace the history of Scottish rugby on our registers. The first ever international at Raeburn Place Scotland has a special place in the history of rugby union, with the first ever rugby international played a few miles from our Edinburgh office. It was held at Raeburn Place in Stockbridge; as you … Continue reading On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

January 25 marks one of the key dates in the calendar of every Scot around the world: Burns Night. As we toast the national bard, we’ve delved back into our archives to find some more references to Burns, from his birthplace to the history of properties he stayed in, told through our sasine and land registers. Burns Cottage, Alloway The most obvious place to start … Continue reading Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

‘Tis the season for festive house names

Blog post by Scott Frankland from the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland.  The Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland has the very important job of collecting and storing vast amounts of registration and property data which we use to gain insights into land and property ownership throughout the whole of Scotland. Our main concern and responsibility is to improve the … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for festive house names