Michael Arthur, the student we sponsored for the 400th anniversary Masters, Jill Robbie (his supervisor) and Isla MacLeod, head of the anniversary project

Student sponsorship: Catch up with Michael Arthur

As you might remember, as part of our year-long series of events and partnerships to mark 400 years of the General Register of Sasines, we sponsored a Masters in research at the University of Glasgow. We caught up with Michael Arthur, the student undertaking the degree, several times during his studies. His thesis is now complete, and so we spoke with him again to see … Continue reading Student sponsorship: Catch up with Michael Arthur

Message from the Keeper: December 2017

2017 has been a remarkable year for Registers of Scotland. We’ve delivered new products and services, celebrated major milestones, and continued to provide a proficient and professional land registration service for the people of Scotland. Here are just a few of the highlights. Celebrating 400 years One of the defining themes of the year has been commemorating the history of land registration in Scotland. In … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: December 2017

Keeper’s Blog // Festival of 400

Last month, RoS celebrated a full week of events to mark our 400th anniversary: our Festival of 400.  Not many organisations get to celebrate such a landmark occasion and it is an honour to be leading RoS in this special year.  It was an amazing week that included events and activities that celebrated our history, our achievements and our staff. I was delighted to welcome … Continue reading Keeper’s Blog // Festival of 400

400th anniversary commemorative booklet cover

Message from the Keeper – June 2017

After months of preparation and anticipation, June finally arrived and with it our celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the oldest national property register in the world. I feel privileged to be leading RoS through this important stage of its history and enjoyed welcoming friends, colleagues and former staff (including three of my predecessors as keeper) to Meadowbank House on … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – June 2017

‘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!