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?

Message from the Keeper: June 2018

My third month at RoS has kept me busy, but has been marked by really positive interaction with customers and colleagues. Close collaboration with customers and colleagues It’s been a month marked by meeting customers and building stronger partnerships with other public bodies. The opportunity to speak at the Law Society of Scotland’s It’s the Law conference was incredibly valuable, and one of my personal … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: June 2018

Message from the Keeper: May 2018

My second month as Keeper has been another eventful one, as I’ve continued to work closely with colleagues, customers and stakeholders to support ongoing work, progress with our digital transformation and plan what’s next for RoS. Putting a face to the Keeper As I mentioned in my last blog, May was all about getting out and meeting people, so that the Keeper of the Registers … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: May 2018

Transforming how we create plans for the future

This year we are continuing with our digital transformation and ambition to be an innovative, customer-focused and digital 21st century land registration body. To meet this challenge, teams across the organisation have been hard at work to develop new and improved services that have the needs of our customers at heart. This will help us as we future-proof our services and move towards being a … Continue reading Transforming how we create plans for the future

ScotLIS: Sharing our data journey at Ordnance Survey’s OSMA conference

Blog post by Alan Howie, Data Architect at the Registers of Scotland. On Tuesday 12 September myself, Cheryl Hunter (product owner for ScotLIS) and Alastair Reid (product owner for data) attended OSMA, a yearly event which brings together all the government organisations that use Ordnance Survey data within the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. This year the event was held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. There … Continue reading ScotLIS: Sharing our data journey at Ordnance Survey’s OSMA conference

How we registered the Royal Highland Showground!

The Royal Highland Show, taking place this year from 22 — 25 June, is Scotland’s largest agricultural event. Farmers, families and visitors from all over Scotland and beyond descend upon Ingliston Showground for a celebration of all that Scotland’s countryside has to offer. The showground is an intrinsic part of the Scottish farming landscape, so its owner, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland … Continue reading How we registered the Royal Highland Showground!