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: Huntingtower Castle

Blog post by Sally Pentecost, Medieval History undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh. As an aspiring historical blogger and self-confessed castle-lover, I was delighted to shadow the Registers of Scotland’s video and social media team for their #RoS400 series, which celebrates 400 years of the world’s oldest land register. Using their digital system, Registers Direct, the RoS team have been able to chart the life … Continue reading On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

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

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