Moving forward with ScotLIS

It’s been over a month since the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS) announced the official launch of ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. Our innovative new service has continued to grow and expand since then, with over 11,500 citizen users and 4,000 business users already using the service. New features and benefits ScotLIS delivers a number of benefits for our customers… We’ve already heard … Continue reading Moving forward with ScotLIS

DDS Q&A: Lynne Stewart @ RBS

Blog by Kevin Stewart, Digital Uptake for DDS. To get an inside view on our online registration services, I spoke with Lynne Stewart at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) about our Digital Discharge Service (DDS), and how lenders like RBS use the service to improve efficiency and work with both solicitors and RoS. What have been your impressions of DDS so far? DDS has been … Continue reading DDS Q&A: Lynne Stewart @ RBS

Product updates: Digital Discharge Service

Since launching earlier this year, the Digital Discharge Service (DDS) has been positively received by all those involved in the standard security discharge process. As part of our commitment to deliver new digital services that meet the needs of our customers, we’ve been listening to user feedback on DDS, and this week published an updated release of the service. Improved usability and flexibility This release … Continue reading Product updates: Digital Discharge Service

A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

A day in the life… Welcome to ‘a day in the life of’, a series of blogs going behind the scenes in Registers of Scotland (RoS) where we speak to staff in various departments across the organisation to find out a bit more about what they do. Here we meet Sam Larsen, a technical architect in the IT development team working on improving the quality … Continue reading A day in the life… Hackathon with Sam Larsen

St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic and historically significant buildings has joined the Land Register of Scotland. We are delighted that St Giles’ Cathedral has been added to our digital, map-based record of land and property. This registration offered us the chance to reflect on our registers and the stories they contain. When James Joyce wrote his masterpiece, Ulysses, he said “I want to give a … Continue reading St Giles’ Cathedral added to the Land Register of Scotland

Recording Scotland’s haunted properties

It’s Halloween – the perfect time for a ghost story. At RoS, with thousands of properties and centuries of history on our registers, we have more than a few to share – read on for some spooky stories to get you in the Halloween spirit (pun intended). Edinburgh Castle With almost a thousand years of history behind its walls, it’s unsurprising that Edinburgh Castle makes … Continue reading Recording Scotland’s haunted properties

Completing Scotland’s land register – a progress update

By Hugh Welsh, head of land register completion The completion of the Land Register of Scotland is an exciting and challenging piece of work. The culmination of this will be a national asset that will bring benefit to everyone in Scotland. As of September this year, land register coverage stands at over 63 per cent of titles and over 30 per cent of land mass. … Continue reading Completing Scotland’s land register – a progress update