A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

A day in the life… Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. Here we meet Sam Larsen, a technical architect in the IT development team working on improving the quality … Continue reading A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic and historically significant buildings has joined the Land Register of Scotland. We are delighted that St Giles’ Cathedral has been added to our digital, map-based record of land and property. This registration offered us the chance to reflect on our registers and the stories they contain. When James Joyce wrote his masterpiece, Ulysses, he said “I want to give a … Continue reading St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

Message from the Keeper – October 2017

Life at RoS has been anything but dull over the last few weeks, with our work continuing apace. For me, the two highlights were the launch of ScotLIS last week and hosting the Registrars of Title Conference 2017 in Edinburgh. ScotLIS, which was delivered on time and on budget – meeting ministerial targets – is a key component of Registers of Scotland’s digital transformation. It … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – October 2017

Can’t beat a beta day!

ScotLIS testing in the Scottish Highlands As the private beta phase of Scotland’s brand new land information service finishes and the development moves into its next stage, the team travelled to the Highlands, to Inverness, to do some ‘beta’ research. Following on from the alpha day workshop which took place in August while the product was in the alpha phase of development, the trip to … Continue reading Can’t beat a beta day!

On our registers: The Queensferry Crossing

Scotland is celebrating the historic opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth, the Queensferry Crossing. To get a closer look at the new bridge, we examined its title and the information it holds. It may seem like just maps and words, but behind these descriptions is a rather unique registered title, as you might well expect. Read on to find out more. … Continue reading On our registers: The Queensferry Crossing

A day in the life… of a scrum master

Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. First up is Adam Elghazi, scrum master! Hi Adam, thanks for agreeing to tell us a bit about what you do here! Q. … Continue reading A day in the life… of a scrum master

An intro to Scrum

Scrum is one of the most popular structures for implementing agile here at RoS. You can brush up on your agile knowledge here with our handy blog ‘How agile underpins a successful project’ (what are the chances?!) Welcome back. So now you know that scrum and agile are not actually the same thing we can ask what differentiates scrum from other agile frameworks, such as … Continue reading An intro to Scrum