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

Message from the Keeper: April 2019

April was a special month, as it marked one year for me as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. It’s been an eventful and exciting year, and I’m looking forward to working with stakeholders in the year ahead. Committee engagement and corporate plan In my last blog I discussed my appearance at the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, and this month we … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: April 2019

What we learnt from this year’s DataFest

Blog post by Katherine Falconer, Head of Information and Analysis. March was a very busy month for colleagues working in data at Registers of Scotland, with active participation in a range of events as part of The Datalab’s annual Datafest programme. The programme has now expanded to a fortnight, and includes a range of fringe events run by data organisations as well as the core … Continue reading What we learnt from this year’s DataFest

What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

Every year on the 18 April, the UK marks UNESCO’s #WorldHeritageDay to celebrate the history and cultural significance of the listed sites. Scotland has six World Heritage sites and – as our own little nod to Scottish heritage – we’ve delved into our rich land and property registers to see what these digital archives could tell us about some of our most iconic places. The … Continue reading What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites