RoS approach to Qualified Electronic Signatures

RoS’ approach to the acceptance of electronically signed deeds has been intertwined with the creation, signing and submission of structured deeds within our systems. In other words, RoS have always envisaged obtaining operational benefits (through automation and re-use of data) from the introduction of a digital registration service in parallel with opening up the land register to electronically signed deeds. A query received, which suggested, … Continue reading RoS approach to Qualified Electronic Signatures

Tackling the arrear

Although the vast majority of Registers of Scotland’s work is completed within our service standards, we have publicly recognised that this is not the case for all our work. We therefore have an arrear of cases which have fallen outside service standard. We think this is unacceptable. Prior to the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic we were making strong progress towards completing our more … Continue reading Tackling the arrear

Moving to the cloud: five lessons learned

In 2019, Registers of Scotland (RoS) set out a transformative strategy outlining why registration should be moved to the cloud. In this blog – which is the second in a short series about our cloud journey – our Head of IT Service Paul Christie sets out lessons learned so far. Moving to the cloud is a significant undertaking for any business and one which has … Continue reading Moving to the cloud: five lessons learned

Catch up with RoS

Stay up to date with everything happening at Registers of Scotland (RoS) with our monthly update. This is a bumper edition covering the period from the end of March to the end of May. Key messages: Corporate Plan 2021-2026 Future of Conveyancing Conference – spaces now limited Register Land and Property – update New Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land Equalities mainstreaming … Continue reading Catch up with RoS

Why we are moving registration to the cloud

In 2019, Registers of Scotland (RoS) set out a transformative strategy outlining why cloud could support our corporate vision of becoming a ‘digital registration and information business, trusted for its integrity’. In this blog – which is the first in a short series about our cloud journey – our Head of IT Service Paul Christie sets out why we decided to move to the cloud … Continue reading Why we are moving registration to the cloud

Scotland’s housing market in 2020

Blog post by Rachael Fairley, statistician in the land and property data team here at Registers of Scotland (RoS). RoS is one of the leading sources of land and property data and statistics in Scotland. We deliver data reports to over 70 regular customers and publish official statistics on house prices on our website. We have a range of users, from industry experts, to public … Continue reading Scotland’s housing market in 2020