On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

With the Six Nations kicking off this week, we wondered how much we could trace the history of Scottish rugby on our registers. The first ever international at Raeburn Place Scotland has a special place in the history of rugby union, with the first ever rugby international played a few miles from our Edinburgh office. It was held at Raeburn Place in Stockbridge; as you … Continue reading On our registers: Scottish Rugby, from Inverleith to Murrayfield

Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

1 April 2018, was the official first day for the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, Jennifer Henderson. She succeeds Sheenagh Adams, who held the post since 2009. To mark the occasion, we’ve looked closer at the role of the Keeper, and picked out five things you might not know about this important position. Why are they called a ‘keeper’ anyway? It’s actually a … Continue reading Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

ScotLIS user stories: Turcan Connell

Following last month’s blog, we’re continuing to meet with our ScotLIS users to understand how they use the service and what benefits it brings to them and their organisations. Here we speak with Rona Macdonald, an Associate at Turcan Connell and head of the firm’s Land Registration Unit, who shares the solicitor’s experience of ScotLIS. How do you and your colleagues use ScotLIS? We use … Continue reading ScotLIS user stories: Turcan Connell

How I became a business change manager

To tie in with International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the women here at Registers who, through their roles, are making our business transformation happen! In this article we speak to Ruth who’s been with us for over thirty years and currently works as a business change manager. Find out about the successes and challenges that have brought her … Continue reading How I became a business change manager

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