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How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Marguerite le Riche from our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team was part of the first round of the Scottish Data Science Accelerator Programme, focusing on automatically extracting buildings from historic maps. Here’s what she learnt, and how this could inform future work at Registers of Scotland (RoS). What is the Data Science Accelerator Programme? The Data Science Accelerator Programme is a professional learning and development programme that … Continue reading How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Message from the Keeper: October 2018

Customer engagement is a key part of my job as Keeper, and this was well in evidence during October, as I met with stakeholders through more events held as part of our Ayr to Zetland autumn campaign. Over the course of the next couple months I’ll be visiting locations across Scotland, and in the past weeks I’ve followed my first trips to Orkney and Shetland … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: October 2018

From Zetland to Ayr – the first leg of our autumn campaign

Following on from my blog post in September, our Ayr to Zetland Campaign is now well underway. It has been a busy couple of months so far and I’m looking forward to meeting more stakeholders from all over Scotland in the lead up to the festive season. On 25 September, I was lucky enough to travel up to Orkney and Shetland, to attend local faculty … Continue reading From Zetland to Ayr – the first leg of our autumn campaign

ScotLIS celebrates first anniversary

ScotLIS celebrates its first birthday

24 October marks one year since the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. ScotLIS is an innovative and intuitive service that offers comprehensive access to RoS data on land and property in Scotland. Since launch, we’ve been hard at work continuing to develop the service, adding numerous improvements and features to the professional offering of ScotLIS, while refreshing the public proposition of ScotLIS … Continue reading ScotLIS celebrates its first birthday

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How we’re going greener this October

As a public body, we’re keenly aware of our environmental responsibilities. Readers of our most recent annual report, for example, will have noticed that in 2017-18 we delivered a 68 percent carbon emission saving in our Glasgow office, as well as a 16 per cent saving in paper usage across the entire organisation. Also in 2018 we’ve hired our first Sustainability Manager, who you can … Continue reading How we’re going greener this October

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Message from the Keeper: September 2018

Blog post by Jennifer Henderson. The close of this month marks six months for me as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. I’ve learned so much during this time, and I’m excited that during September I’ve had the opportunity to meet with even more stakeholders, which I’ll discuss in more detail below. In one of the main stories of this month, our monthly House Price … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: September 2018