It’s here! The Digital Discharge Service is now LIVE!

After months of careful development, we gave the green light and our Digital Discharge Service (DDS) went live. It’s already proving a great success with our customers, with over 100 users signing up to the system since launch. DDS offers a vastly improved service compared with the existing paper-based process. All steps of the discharge, encompassing the activities of solicitors, lenders and RoS, are centralised … Continue reading It’s here! The Digital Discharge Service is now LIVE!

On our registers: Stanley Mills

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager at RoS. You might not know it, but 2017 is a bigger year than most for Scottish heritage. Rather specifically, the month of June heralds a milestone in land registration history for us at the Registers of Scotland. The world’s oldest national land register (the General Register of Sasines) has its 400th birthday and to mark it, … Continue reading On our registers: Stanley Mills

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

Image of the Keepers trip to Malta looking over Church and rest of town

Representing RoS: The Keeper in Malta

Blog from Sheenagh Adams, Keeper of the Registers of Scotland I’ve recently returned from representing RoS at the joint conference of the Permanent Committee on the Cadastre and EULIS (European Land Information System). The event’s theme centred on current technological trends in land registration – as RoS are in the midst of our own digital transformation, it was a fantastic opportunity to see how our … Continue reading Representing RoS: The Keeper in Malta

Five things you probably don’t know about Registers of Scotland

In 400 years of registering and managing land in Scotland, we’ve picked up a quirky fact or two along the way. If our World Heritage Day article piqued your interest about our storied institution, then here are five extra things you probably didn’t know about the Registers of Scotland… The sasine ceremony Official property transfers in Scotland have a long and varied history, with the first written record … Continue reading Five things you probably don’t know about Registers of Scotland

On our registers: Crathes Castle

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager at RoS. In 2017 we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the world’s oldest national land register (which started right here in Scotland!) To showcase its history, we decided to sift through the sasine archives to discover the stories of some of Scotland’s most iconic buidings. Using our digital system, Registers Direct, we … Continue reading On our registers: Crathes Castle

Representing RoS on the international stage

Blog by Lindsay Yeoman, Senior Business Development Manager at Registers of Scotland. I’ve just returned from Gavle, Sweden, where I attended the European Land Information Service (EULIS) AGM. Founded in 2005 to create a European portal for the online exchange of land information, EULIS has found itself at the threshold of a new era. The impending arrival of the European e-Justice Land Registers Interconnection (LRI) portal … Continue reading Representing RoS on the international stage