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

Message from the Keeper – September 2017

From events and customer engagement to newly-released reports, September has been another busy month at Registers of Scotland. Earlier this month, we released our annual report, covering the 2016-17 financial year. The report not only showcases our financial statements for the year, but also the importance of customer focus, and developments in new products and services, that have defined RoS since we began our digital … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – September 2017

Edinburgh fireworks

Message from the keeper – August 2017

The August sunshine (or lack thereof!) has been the backdrop to an exciting month for Registers of Scotland. Why the anticipation? We took a major step in our digital transformation this month as our upcoming ScotLIS service entered private beta. ScotLIS is our new, innovative, map-based land information service that will enable both professionals and the public to access a wider range of property information. … Continue reading Message from the keeper – August 2017

Western Australia, Perth

Message from the Keeper – July 2017

For Registers of Scotland, July has been a month marked by collaboration, integration and sharing experiences of digital transformation. One of the highlights has been our meeting with Landgate, the land registration organisation for Western Australia. Though they may be on the other side of the world, Landgate share our commitment to putting innovation and digital transformation at the heart of everything we do. In … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – July 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

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Message from the Keeper – May 2017

May has been a busy and exciting month for all of us at Registers of Scotland, with everything from new services, conference visits and awards dominating the headlines. Business developments This month, we published the results and analysis of the responses to the recent public consultation on our digital future. The consultation ran from November 2016 to February 2017 and set out our digital objectives, … Continue reading Message from the Keeper – May 2017