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On our registers: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

We’re not going to lie: we love an interesting conveyancing story… and it seems you do too! Last year we shared the curious conveyancing tale behind the University of Glasgow and the Western Infirmary, which which proved to be very popular. So in order to celebrate the grand opening of the most significant Scottish cultural property developments in years, we’re doing the same thing – … Continue reading On our registers: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

Recently, Jennifer — the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland — spent a morning with the First Registration team to learn about ‘plans settling’. But what exactly is plans settling, and what does a ‘plans settler’ do? One of our registration team has lifted the lid for us on what their role involves and how they’re using digital technology to map Scotland’s land ownership. What … Continue reading What is a plans settler… And how do we map Scotland’s land ownership?

DDS goes international: Working with Hong Kong Land Registry

Since launching our digital transformation, RoS has increasingly worked closely with other land registration organisations across the world. A particular highlight was in October 2017, when we hosted the Registrars of Title Conference (ROTC), which brought professionals from 22 countries to Scotland, to share industry ideas and experiences. The connections forged during the event have continued to grow since October, and earlier this month, members … Continue reading DDS goes international: Working with Hong Kong Land Registry

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User viewpoint: land register application form change

As mentioned in our recent blog post, we’re introducing changes to our land register application form. These changes are designed to streamline the application process, increase efficiency and reduce rejections. We’ve worked closely with our customers throughout the development of these enhancements, to ensure that the changes reflect how they use the form and deliver real improvement. Here we spoke with Louise Duguid, Paralegal Manager … Continue reading User viewpoint: land register application form change

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ScotLIS user stories: Bell Ingram LLP

Customer interaction has been a key part of the development of ScotLIS, and we’re continuing to work with our stakeholders to introduce new features and improvements. Here we caught up with Marcus Humphrey, GIS Technician at Bell Ingram LLP, to understand how he uses ScotLIS and how it improves access to land and property information. Q: What have been your first impressions of ScotLIS since … Continue reading ScotLIS user stories: Bell Ingram LLP

Michael Arthur, the student we sponsored for the 400th anniversary Masters, Jill Robbie (his supervisor) and Isla MacLeod, head of the anniversary project

Student sponsorship: Catch up with Michael Arthur

As you might remember, as part of our year-long series of events and partnerships to mark 400 years of the General Register of Sasines, we sponsored a Masters in research at the University of Glasgow. We caught up with Michael Arthur, the student undertaking the degree, several times during his studies. His thesis is now complete, and so we spoke with him again to see … Continue reading Student sponsorship: Catch up with Michael Arthur