Completing Scotland’s land register: Using data visualisation to tell more of the story

Blog post by Laura Brown, social media manager, alongside Alan Howie, Jason Marshall and Fiona McKie. If you’ve read our latest corporate plan, you’ll know that completing Scotland’s land register by 2024 is one of our key priorities, after being asked by Scottish ministers to do so in 2014. But what does ‘completing the land register’ actually mean in practice, and what progress have we … Continue reading Completing Scotland’s land register: Using data visualisation to tell more of the story

What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

Every year on the 18 April, the UK marks UNESCO’s #WorldHeritageDay to celebrate the history and cultural significance of the listed sites. Scotland has six World Heritage sites and – as our own little nod to Scottish heritage – we’ve delved into our rich land and property registers to see what these digital archives could tell us about some of our most iconic places. The … Continue reading What Scotland’s land and property registers can tell us about our World Heritage Sites

Development Plan Approval: Growing the service and a new survey

The 2018-19 financial year has come and gone, and at RoS we’re looking to the future of our Development Plan Approval (DPA) service – that’s why we’ve recently launched a new survey for users to better understand how they use DPA. At the same time, we’re delighted that DPA has become a service that’s valued for how it helps add confidence and efficiency to registering … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Growing the service and a new survey

Message from the Keeper: March 2019

A couple of weeks ago, you may have noticed a new email from RoS. This was our Bulletin, and in it you’ll find all the recent policy and process developments that matter to our customers. We’ll continue to send this in the coming months, and we welcome any feedback you might have. The end of the financial year is almost here, and with that in … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: March 2019

How I became Head of Land Register Completion

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it! Meet Fiona… My name is Fiona McKie and I was recently appointed as Head of Land Register Completion which in essence means … Continue reading How I became Head of Land Register Completion

How I became Head of Product

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it! Meet Stef… ‘The term ‘product’ isn’t just for start-ups’ My … Continue reading How I became Head of Product