Local Land Charges National Conference 2017

What, When & Where? On 22nd November, members of the ScotLIS team travelled down to Liverpool to attend the HMLR’s Annual Local Land Charges National Conference, an event that brings together stakeholders from various sectors including Local Authorities, Searchers and Conveyancers. The conference took place in the beautiful St. George’s Hall, in the centre of the city, and attracted over 300 delegates from across the … Continue reading Local Land Charges National Conference 2017

Moving forward with ScotLIS

It’s been over a month since the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS) announced the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. Our innovative new service has continued to grow and expand since then, with over 11,500 citizen users and 4,000 business users already using the service at time of writing. New features and benefits ScotLIS delivers a number of benefits for our … Continue reading Moving forward with ScotLIS

Edinburgh

Message from the keeper – November 2017

After a busy October, November has been an exciting month of building on previous successes. As you may have seen on our social feeds, it was Innovation Month at RoS, and throughout the month we hosted internal events sharing stories from across RoS that focused on the theme of thinking differently and embracing the new. At first glance, this may seem to be an internal … Continue reading Message from the keeper – November 2017

ScotLIS

Guest blog: ScotLIS and the future of data

Blog by Professor Stewart Brymer OBE, WS 24 October 2017 saw the launch of a new and intuitive online tool which will lead to more information about land and property in Scotland being more readily accessible to citizens as well as to business users such as planning consultants, solicitors and surveyors. The Scottish Land Information Service (‘ScotLIS’) as a concept was first discussed in 2000 … Continue reading Guest blog: ScotLIS and the future of data

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