Fire Starter Festival and the future of innovation in Scotland’s public sector

At the end of January our innovation centre team facilitated a session at one of Scotland’s Fire Starter Festival events. Hosted jointly by The Improvement Service and Workforce Scotland, its aim was to explore how play, puzzles and escape rooms can inspire innovation and creativity at work.  In this blog, innovation centre manager Louise Quinn explains the takeaways from the event, and why exploring the … Continue reading Fire Starter Festival and the future of innovation in Scotland’s public sector

Message from the Keeper: January 2019

I hope you’ve all had a productive start to 2019. It’s been a busy month at RoS, with a number of events in the calendar. One of the first things I did in 2019 was review the overall progress we had made with addressing our registration arrear, and in particular the older, more complex cases awaiting completion. We’ve made solid progress in addressing the arrear … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: January 2019

On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

With the Six Nations kicking off this week, we wondered how much we could trace the history of Scottish rugby on our registers. The first ever international at Raeburn Place Scotland has a special place in the history of rugby union, with the first ever rugby international played a few miles from our Edinburgh office. It was held at Raeburn Place in Stockbridge; as you … Continue reading On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

January 25 marks one of the key dates in the calendar of every Scot around the world: Burns Night. As we toast the national bard, we’ve delved back into our archives to find some more references to Burns, from his birthplace to the history of properties he stayed in, told through our sasine and land registers. Burns Cottage, Alloway The most obvious place to start … Continue reading Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

Upcoming visual changes to our online services portal

From Wednesday 19 December, users of RoS online services will notice a new visual layout of the services portal. This update has been completed to bring the service in line with Government Digital Services (GDS) best practice, and also add valuable improvements to the user journey for our customers. What’s changing? The changes we’re making relate solely to the visual appearance of the portal. The … Continue reading Upcoming visual changes to our online services portal

‘Tis the season for festive house names

Blog post by Scott Frankland from the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland.  The Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland has the very important job of collecting and storing vast amounts of registration and property data which we use to gain insights into land and property ownership throughout the whole of Scotland. Our main concern and responsibility is to improve the … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for festive house names