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400th anniversary

400 years of the General Register of Sasines

The General Register of Sasines - also known as the sasine register - is the world's first public register of property ownership rights, dating back to 1617. It is a chronological list of land transaction deeds, which contain written descriptions of what the ownership covers.

Wednesday 28 June 2017 will mark 400 years since the sasine register was created by the Registration Act 1617. 

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Scotland will take its turn hosting the Registrars of Title Conference in October 2017.

As part of a year-long series of events and partnerships helping to mark the 400th anniversary, RoS has sponsored a Masters in research at the University of Glasgow. You can read more about Michael Arthur, the student who won the scholarship and his supervisor on the project, Dr Jill Robbie, in our blog section.