Registers Direct to be retired on 30 November 2018

Published: 13 August 2018

From 9pm on Friday 30 November 2018, we will be withdrawing our legacy land and property information service, Registers Direct (RD).

One of our most important responsibilities at Registers of Scotland (RoS), is providing our customers with high quality digital services that allow you to access the data we hold effectively and efficiently.

To deliver on this, in 2017 we launched ScotLIS, Scotland’s Land Information Service. ScotLIS delivers unprecedented access for business users to land and property information that’s vital to their daily work.

We’ve been continuing to develop ScotLIS with our users since before its launch, providing a service and user experience that greatly exceeds that of our earlier services.

Why are we making this change?

Following extensive user research we understood that there were areas in which RD did not effectively meet the needs of our users, as well as there being opportunities for improved transparency of our data.

ScotLIS has been developed with this idea at its heart. We’ve worked with users to understand how you interact with RoS and RoS data, and what features we can provide to make your working lives easier. With ScotLIS, you can search the Land Register, the General Register of Sasines, and the Register of Inhibitions, while our remaining Chancery and Judicial Registers (CAJR), sometimes known as the Books of Council and Session, will be available by November. Furthermore, we’re also continuing to build additional features based on user need.

Find out more

As thousands of users can already attest, ScotLIS delivers an enhanced user experience that makes finding the information you need quicker, easier and more streamlined when compared with earlier services like RD. You can find out more about ScotLIS, from service features to user stories, on our blog.

ScotLIS is available to use now. Getting started is easy – sign in with your existing online services username and password. ScotLIS is available 24/7 and offers a free interactive map to view the extents on the Land Register to find what you are looking for, before being charged. You will only be charged when you click the 'Buy' button, so for new users we’d encourage you to login and get started by searching our registers with ScotLIS.

If you have any questions or require more information on ScotLIS, please contact our customer services team. You can also find out more by checking our website and social channels.