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Redesigning our approved developments search

Blog post by Oli Kass, Digital Manager. Our approved developments listing houses a searchable database of development plan PDFs. Solicitors and developers use these plans to confirm that developments are to be built on land that a developer owns. Reviewing this content when moving from our legacy site to the new ros.gov.uk was a big challenge. The content had to better address user needs and … Continue reading Redesigning our approved developments search

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ScotLIS user stories: Ledingham Chalmers

For the next instalment in our series of ScotLIS user stories, we spoke with Sarah Gorski, Paralegal at Ledingham Chalmers. Sarah has just recently come back to conveyancing after a short academic break, a period which has seen notable change in how customers access RoS data using ScotLIS. Here Sarah shares how she’s found working with ScotLIS since returning to the profession, and why it … Continue reading ScotLIS user stories: Ledingham Chalmers

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How we’ve made the new RoS site more accessible

Blog post by Scott McLear, senior digital manager at RoS.

Over the past few months we have been building, testing and developing our new corporate website.

We went live with our public beta in early June 2018, a significant step towards delivering our ultimate goal of making ros.gov.uk the place for everyone to find out what they need to know about Scottish land and property registration.

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#RegistersAtoZ: Who we are, from Archives to Zetland!

Following on from the landmark anniversary of the General Register of Sasines in 2017 — celebrating 400 years of land registration in Scotland — we want to continue sharing what makes our organisation unique. To highlight our talented teams, business transformation and the digital services we’re developing for people of Scotland, we’re launching a new digital campaign: #RegistersAtoZ. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing … Continue reading #RegistersAtoZ: Who we are, from Archives to Zetland!

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How we’re developing our site through content design

Over the past few months we have been building, testing and developing our corporate website. We will soon be going live with our public beta, and before then we will be telling stakeholders through our blog how we have developed the site with the user at heart. Content-led redesign process Understanding how our users used our website informed every element of the redesign process, from the … Continue reading How we’re developing our site through content design

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Message from the Keeper: April 2018

It’s a great pleasure to write my first monthly message as Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. April has been a busy and exciting month for me, learning more about the organisation, our customers and our digital transformation. In my first blog, I’ll look back at the highlights of my first month as Keeper, and also give a hint of what’s ahead both for me … Continue reading Message from the Keeper: April 2018