How our GIS team moved to open source systems

Fiona, our GIS Business Manager, shares the journey our GIS team has taken to move their jobs to fully open source systems. It’s been around two years in the making, but we are no longer reliant on ESRI (ArcGIS), ORACLE or any other proprietary software! Aligning GIS with the organisation-wide shift to open source systems, I had the privilege of completing the journey very recently … Continue reading How our GIS team moved to open source systems

RoS colleagues rise to the challenge for charity

Blog post by Fiona McKie, head of land register completion here at RoS Last weekend was one full of effort, determination, a bit of bravery and fundraising. My colleagues and I walked our socks off, ready steady baked and rose to new heights. Read on to find out about our experience of pushing ourselves to try new things and get out of our comfort zone … Continue reading RoS colleagues rise to the challenge for charity

Diversity, risk, resource: Behind the scenes of our latest board meeting

Deepa Mann-Kler, one of our Non-Executive Directors, gives us an insight into the Registers of Scotland’s board and explores why it’s important to prioritise diversity. Learn more about Deepa on our website. Our role is to provide independent oversight and constructive challenge. I’ve been a RoS non-executive director (NED) board member since 2015. It is one of several non-executive posts that I hold, including one … Continue reading Diversity, risk, resource: Behind the scenes of our latest board meeting

Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

Robert Gray, one of our content designers, breaks down the techniques our content team used to make decisions on how our website could compliment the launch of ScotLIS We’ve recently made some changes to our website to compliment the launch of the new ScotLIS service. We used a task based approach as our main inspiration for the revamp. What is task based content? Task based … Continue reading Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

Message from the Keeper: May 2019

Summer is nearly upon us, and as the days have been getting longer I’ve been continuing to meet with stakeholders and discuss the business priorities that matter. May has provided valuable opportunities to continue conversations with customers. There have been several events in May on the back of our successful engagement campaign in the autumn of 2018. This month I was a guest speaker at … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: May 2019

Completing Scotland’s land register: Using data visualisation to tell more of the story

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager, alongside Alan Howie, Jason Marshall and Fiona McKie. If you’ve read our latest corporate plan, you’ll know that completing Scotland’s land register by 2024 is one of our key priorities, after being asked by Scottish ministers to do so in 2014. But what does ‘completing the land register’ actually mean in practice, and what progress have we … Continue reading Completing Scotland’s land register: Using data visualisation to tell more of the story