Message from the Keeper: June 2019

This month, I’ve been reflecting on the ideas of responsibility and risk. It was the theme of a presentation I gave this month at Civil Service Live (CSL), an annual series of conferences across the UK where government colleagues can meet to share ideas and experiences. I began my presentation with a simple question: Do you feel comfortable taking responsible risks at work to deliver … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: June 2019

Message from the Keeper: May 2019

Summer is nearly upon us, and as the days have been getting longer I’ve been continuing to meet with stakeholders and discuss the business priorities that matter. May has provided valuable opportunities to continue conversations with customers. There have been several events in May on the back of our successful engagement campaign in the autumn of 2018. This month I was a guest speaker at … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: May 2019

Message from the Keeper: March 2019

A couple of weeks ago, you may have noticed a new email from RoS. This was our Bulletin, and in it you’ll find all the recent policy and process developments that matter to our customers. We’ll continue to send this in the coming months, and we welcome any feedback you might have. The end of the financial year is almost here, and with that in … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: March 2019

Message from the Keeper: October 2018

Customer engagement is a key part of my job as Keeper, and this was well in evidence during October, as I met with stakeholders through more events held as part of our Ayr to Zetland autumn campaign. Over the course of the next couple months I’ll be visiting locations across Scotland, and in the past weeks I’ve followed my first trips to Orkney and Shetland … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: October 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