How our GIS team moved to open source systems

Fiona, our GIS Business Manager, shares the journey our GIS team has taken to move their jobs to fully open source systems. It’s been around two years in the making, but we are no longer reliant on ESRI (ArcGIS), ORACLE or any other proprietary software! Aligning GIS with the organisation-wide shift to open source systems, I had the privilege of completing the journey very recently … Continue reading How our GIS team moved to open source systems

World Environment Day: Meet Emma, our Sustainability and Climate Change Manager

To celebrate World Environment Day, we meet Emma Roy, who joined us just over a year ago as our Sustainability and Climate Change Manager. We caught up with Emma to find out a bit about her and how she has settled in to her exciting role. Who are you and what do you do here at Registers of Scotland? My name is Emma Roy and … Continue reading World Environment Day: Meet Emma, our Sustainability and Climate Change Manager

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

Message from the Keeper: April 2019

April was a special month, as it marked one year for me as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. It’s been an eventful and exciting year, and I’m looking forward to working with stakeholders in the year ahead. Committee engagement and corporate plan In my last blog I discussed my appearance at the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, and this month we … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: April 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