Jennifer Henderson in front of the commemorative artwork at Meadowbank House, Edinburgh

Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

1 April was the official first day for the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, Jennifer Henderson. She succeeds Sheenagh Adams, who held the post since 2009. To mark the occasion, we’ve looked closer at the role of the Keeper, and picked out five things you might not know about this important position. Why are they called a ‘keeper’ anyway? It’s actually a straightforward … Continue reading Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

Register of Inhibitions added to ScotLIS

Since its official launch in October 2017, we’ve continued to develop new features for ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. This week, we’ve introduced a significant new step for our professional users, who can now search the Register of Inhibitions (ROI) with ScotLIS. Improved usability and accessibility The ROI is one of our Chancery and Judicial Registers, and its purpose is to publicise the names of … Continue reading Register of Inhibitions added to ScotLIS

Local Land Charges National Conference 2017

What, When & Where? On 22nd November, members of the ScotLIS team travelled down to Liverpool to attend the HMLR’s Annual Local Land Charges National Conference, an event that brings together stakeholders from various sectors including Local Authorities, Searchers and Conveyancers. The conference took place in the beautiful St. George’s Hall, in the centre of the city, and attracted over 300 delegates from across the … Continue reading Local Land Charges National Conference 2017

St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic and historically significant buildings has joined the Land Register of Scotland. We are delighted that St Giles’ Cathedral has been added to our digital, map-based record of land and property. This registration offered us the chance to reflect on our registers and the stories they contain. When James Joyce wrote his masterpiece, Ulysses, he said “I want to give a … Continue reading St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

Recording Scotland’s haunted properties

It’s Halloween – the perfect time for a ghost story. At RoS, with thousands of properties and centuries of history on our registers, we have more than a few to share – read on for some spooky stories to get you in the Halloween spirit (pun intended). Edinburgh Castle With almost a thousand years of history behind its walls, it’s unsurprising that Edinburgh Castle makes … Continue reading Recording Scotland’s haunted properties

On our registers: The Queensferry Crossing

In 2017 Scotland marked the historic opening of the new bridge across the Firth of Forth, the Queensferry Crossing. To get a closer look at the new bridge, we examined its title and the information it holds. It may seem like just maps and words, but behind these descriptions is a rather unique registered title, as you might well expect. Read on to find out … Continue reading On our registers: The Queensferry Crossing