Books of council and session - removal of personal presentment service

As part of our activities in compiling and maintaining the Chancery and Judicial Registers, Registers of Scotland will be removing the personal presentment service currently offered for entries into the Books of Council and Session (BCS).

The BCS comprises three separate registers – the Register of Deeds and Probative Writs in the Books of Council and Session, the Register of Judgements and the Register of Protests. These registers record legal documents such as wills, leases and minutes of agreements.

This change will improve the efficiency of registering deeds in the BCS, and will have no legal ramifications for the deeds themselves. Most of our applications are received via post, and we encourage applicants to send applications this way whenever possible.

For all applications please download the C&S1 application form. Hand delivered applications received at our Meadowbank House office in Edinburgh before 9am will be treated as if they had arrived by post that morning, and we’ll aim to complete them alongside all other post received that day. Cases hand delivered after 9am will be treated as post received the following day and processed accordingly.

The correct postal address for deed application submissions is: CAJR, Meadowbank House, 153 London Road, Edinburgh EH8 7AU. If you have any questions regarding submitting applications to the BCS, or any of our other services, please contact our customer services team.

More information can be found via the registers we hold.