Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

January 25 marks one of the key dates in the calendar of every Scot around the world: Burns Night. As we toast the national bard, we’ve delved back into our archives to find some more references to Burns, from his birthplace to the history of properties he stayed in, told through our sasine and land registers. Burns Cottage, Alloway The most obvious place to start … Continue reading Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

On our registers: Crathes Castle

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager at RoS. In 2017 we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the world’s oldest national land register (which started right here in Scotland!) To showcase its history, we decided to sift through the sasine archives to discover the stories of some of Scotland’s most iconic buidings. Using our digital system, Registers Direct, we … Continue reading On our registers: Crathes Castle