On our registers: John Rae

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer here at RoS. A lot of what we do here at Registers of Scotland (RoS) is future-focused. Whether its new digital services or completion of the land register, we’re looking forward. History is a big part of Scotland’s story though, and we hold huge amounts of it in our registers. For example, the 30 September marked the 204th … Continue reading On our registers: John Rae

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

Going digital: Working with the experts

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer at the Registers of Scotland. It was National Coding Week recently, which is part of a global initiative that encourages people to learn digital skills and engage with the coding community. Coding is a massive part of our digital transformation, as we develop new products and services like the Digital Discharge Service (DDS) and ScotLIS. Below, you’ll find a … Continue reading Going digital: Working with the experts

5 ways we’re reducing our carbon footprint

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer at the Registers of Scotland. At Registers of Scotland we understand the importance of environmental responsibility in everything we do – here’s five recent developments that show how we’re working to reduce our carbon footprint and encourage everyone to think green. St Vincent Plaza The move of our Glasgow office to St Vincent Plaza has been a catalyst … Continue reading 5 ways we’re reducing our carbon footprint

DDS: Reducing rejections and adding new features

Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer here at RoS. Since its full launch in May, our Digital Discharge Service (DDS) has continued to prove popular with solicitors and lenders alike. Here we’ll showcase how DDS helps reduce rejected applications, and also highlight some of the new features we’ve introduced since launch. Reducing rejections Compared with the paper discharge process, DDS considerably reduces the likelihood … Continue reading DDS: Reducing rejections and adding new features

ScotLIS Alpha Day: The importance of user feedback

Customer engagement and user experience are both at the heart of our digital transformation. It’s no surprise then that we’re making it a centrepiece of one of our most important new services, ScotLIS. Launched in October 2017, ScotLIS is an innovative map-based service that will facilitate easy access to a variety of data relating to land and property in Scotland. We’ve already been working with customers … Continue reading ScotLIS Alpha Day: The importance of user feedback

ScotLIS: Sharing our data journey at Ordnance Survey’s OSMA conference

Blog post by Alan Howie, Data Architect at the Registers of Scotland. On Tuesday 12 September myself, Cheryl Hunter (product owner for ScotLIS) and Alastair Reid (product owner for data) attended OSMA, a yearly event which brings together all the government organisations that use Ordnance Survey data within the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. This year the event was held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. There … Continue reading ScotLIS: Sharing our data journey at Ordnance Survey’s OSMA conference