ScotLIS celebrates first anniversary

ScotLIS celebrates its first birthday

24 October marks one year since the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. ScotLIS is an innovative and intuitive service that offers comprehensive access to RoS data on land and property in Scotland. Since launch, we’ve been hard at work continuing to develop the service, adding numerous improvements and features to the professional offering of ScotLIS, while refreshing the public proposition of ScotLIS … Continue reading ScotLIS celebrates its first birthday

the Keeper of RoS boarding a plane to Orkney

Message from the Keeper: September 2018

Blog post by Jennifer Henderson. The close of this month marks six months for me as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. I’ve learned so much during this time, and I’m excited that during September I’ve had the opportunity to meet with even more stakeholders, which I’ll discuss in more detail below. In one of the main stories of this month, our monthly House Price … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: September 2018

What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

Recently, Jennifer — the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland — spent a morning with the First Registration team to learn about ‘plans settling’. But what exactly is plans settling, and what does a ‘plans settler’ do? One of our registration team has lifted the lid for us on what their role involves and how they’re using digital technology to map Scotland’s land ownership. What … Continue reading What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

What it’s like shadowing the keeper: Antoine Asmar

Blog post by Antoine Asmar, Registration Officer, who shadowed the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland as part of the Year of Young People. You can find out how Maya got on during the day in her previous blog post. The day was scheduled into two parts. Part one focussed on not saying or doing anything stupid in front of management (!) and part two … Continue reading What it’s like shadowing the keeper: Antoine Asmar

data themed background with text reading 'message from the Keeper'

Message from the Keeper: July 2018

Following an event-packed June, marked by close collaboration and open conversation with stakeholders, we’ve continued this theme throughout July as well. Maximising our data potential This month I’ve had both internal and external meetings around our data and how we hold, analyse and release it. This concept begins with the 20 registers we hold, and is followed by how RoS as an organisation takes that … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: July 2018

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