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

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

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

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