What we do

Registers of Scotland (RoS) keeps public registers of land, property, and other legal documents in Scotland.

The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland is directly accountable to the Scottish Parliament.

Every year we publish a corporate plan for the coming five years.

Our registers

We are responsible for public records, including the Land Register of Scotland and the General Register of Sasines.

See the registers we hold

Status and funding

We are part funded by the Scottish Government from the consolidated budget.

Why land registration matters

A land register is a publicly accessible register of property rights. Most, like ours, are underpinned by state guarantee.

It is considered beneficial to government, citizens and the economy.

Land registration offers certainty of title to property owners, potential purchasers and lenders.

With a land register, you can prove ownership of what you are selling or borrowing against.

Our land register:

  • is easier to search
  • identifies property on the Ordnance Survey Map
  • gives clarity of what rights benefit and burdens affect properties
  • gives businesses confidence to lend against or invest in property

Search the land register

The following video demonstrates the journey of a first registration.

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