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Things you need to know about ScotLIS

At 5pm on 30 November we retired our legacy service RD. Whether you were one of the many customers that made the move well ahead of the deadline or are new to ScotLIS, here’s some useful information to help you get the most from ScotLIS. Our other online services won’t be affected – RD will no longer be available on the eservices portal but you’ll … Continue reading Things you need to know about ScotLIS

ScotLIS tips #2: New data layer, and efficiency improvements

It’s been a couple months since our first top tips blog, but by no means has the ScotLIS team stood still during this time. They’ve been hard at work continuing to develop the service, working with users to understand how they’ve been using ScotLIS, and also ensuring it meets customer need ahead of the retirement of our legacy service (Registers Direct) on 30 November 2018. … Continue reading ScotLIS tips #2: New data layer, and efficiency improvements

On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

Blog post by Sally Pentecost, Medieval History undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh. As an aspiring historical blogger and self-confessed castle-lover, I was delighted to shadow the Registers of Scotland’s video and social media team for their #RoS400 series, which celebrates 400 years of the world’s oldest land register. Using their digital system, Registers Direct, the RoS team have been able to chart the life … Continue reading On our registers: Huntingtower Castle

Voluntary registration: See you at the show!

Scott Bond, lead voluntary registration advisor for the agricultural and rural sector, gives us a preview of the summer agricultural show season. This summer we’ll be at a number of agricultural shows around Scotland, giving farmers and other rural landowners the opportunity to find out about the benefits of moving to the land register. Making sure rural and agricultural land is on the land register … Continue reading Voluntary registration: See you at the show!

Innovation Heritage: 400 years to the future

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