Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

January 25 marks one of the key dates in the calendar of every Scot around the world: Burns Night. As we toast the national bard, we’ve delved back into our archives to find some more references to Burns, from his birthplace to the history of properties he stayed in, told through our sasine and land registers. Burns Cottage, Alloway The most obvious place to start … Continue reading Searching for Robert Burns on Scotland’s land and property registers

On our registers: Robert Burns’ cottage

Although you may know us best for land registration and house price data, our organisation also looks after twenty of Scotland’s public registers — one of which is over 400 years old. In 2017 we celebrated the anniversary of the General Register of Sasines, the world’s oldest national land register. So what can these historic documents tell us about Scotland’s famous places, buildings and people? … Continue reading On our registers: Robert Burns’ cottage