Land register completion: a collaborative journey

Blog post by Fiona Mckie, Head of Land Register Completion. In May 2014 ministers invited us to complete Scotland’s land register by 2024, including all public land by 2019. Such ambitious timescales have meant collaboration is key and since that announcement over 4 years ago work has been going on, behind the scenes, to ensure we do everything we can to achieve it. Completing the … Continue reading Land register completion: a collaborative journey

Message from the Keeper: July 2019

The theme of this edition of my blog is leadership. It’s naturally a very important skill for managers of any level to have, and leadership certainly plays an important role in my day to day activities at RoS, with July being no different. In discussing leadership, I’d also like to highlight our new campaign to create closer engagement with lenders across the UK – read … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: July 2019

Message from the Keeper: June 2019

This month, I’ve been reflecting on the ideas of responsibility and risk. It was the theme of a presentation I gave this month at Civil Service Live (CSL), an annual series of conferences across the UK where government colleagues can meet to share ideas and experiences. I began my presentation with a simple question: Do you feel comfortable taking responsible risks at work to deliver … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: June 2019

Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

Robert Gray, one of our content designers, breaks down the techniques our content team used to make decisions on how our website could compliment the launch of ScotLIS We’ve recently made some changes to our website to compliment the launch of the new ScotLIS service. We used a task based approach as our main inspiration for the revamp. What is task based content? Task based … Continue reading Website changes: A focus on tasks, trends and terminology

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 machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Marguerite le Riche from our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team was part of the first round of the Scottish Data Science Accelerator Programme, focusing on automatically extracting buildings from historic maps. Here’s what she learnt, and how this could inform future work at Registers of Scotland (RoS). What is the Data Science Accelerator Programme? The Data Science Accelerator Programme is a professional learning and development programme that … Continue reading How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings