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

Derek Oliver brings back the golds

Congratulations on winning two gold medals! How does it feel? It’s brilliant. It was my first Commonwealth Games and to come back with two medals is just unbelievable… And two golds is even better! Let’s rewind a bit. You arrived in Australia days before your first match – how did you train in the run-up to that? We arrived on the 25 March and that … Continue reading Derek Oliver brings back the golds

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