Registers of Scotland (RoS)
Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 17 public registers. These relate to land, property, and other legal documents. The main registers are the deeds-based General Register of Sasines, the world’s oldest national land register, and the map-based Land Register of Scotland.
Information held on the digitised, publicly accessible Land Register is secure and reliable. The majority of titles on this register are protected by a state-backed guarantee and future transactions through the Land Register will be cheaper, faster and easier for all property owners.
RoS is working towards completing the land register to create a full and clear picture of who owns what and where across Scotland by 2024.