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
Photographer Tom Duffin’s guest post for our blog delves into the history of Edinburgh’s Meadowbank area, and imagines what it must have been like living and working by the railways in the early 1900s. Continue reading On our registers: Smoke, steam and an unearthly din
Curious about how a 400-year-old organisation can go fully digital? In excerpts from her Innovation Heritage lecture in Edinburgh, Janet Egdell — our operations director — explains how our history is informing our future. Before official records began, the ancient ceremony of ‘sasine’ (exchanging a clod of earth) marked the transfer of land ownership – something Outlander fans may be familiar with! The ceremony later … Continue reading Innovation Heritage: 400 years to the future
Blog post by Laura Brown, Social Media Manager at RoS. To celebrate 400 years of land registration in Scotland, we’ve commissioned a unique piece of public art which symbolises our rich history. We catch up with artists Cristina and Susanna, whose agency Bright Side Studios won the open competition to design this astounding piece. Hi Cristina and Susanna! First off, tell us why you were … Continue reading Artists’ interview: Four hundred in a frame
Blog post by Scott McLear, Senior Digital Manager at RoS Earth Hour is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change. Last year, millions of people around the world got involved and 2017 is no different. The Registers of Scotland are supporting this initiative by switching off the lights at our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. How are we supporting Earth Hour? At our … Continue reading How we’re supporting WWF Earth Hour
Blog by Hayley Glynn, Beth Hutchison and Erin Quinn Our Modern Apprenticeship programme started in 2013 and since then we have recruited over 50 modern apprentices into the organisation. There are opportunities across various departments such as registration, our core business, finance, procurement, human resources and customer services. All our modern apprentices (MAs) started on fixed term contracts and to date we have been able to offer permanent … Continue reading Meet our modern apprentices!