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

Message from the Keeper: December 2018

For my final message of 2018, I thought I’d try a slightly different approach. You may have already seen my festive message for customers, and so here I thought I’d share a video recap of the year. 2018 has been an eventful year for RoS, with a number of achievements including the retirement of Registers Direct and the addition of our twentieth register. December was … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: December 2018

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

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