The Property and Land Service (PALS)

United Kingdom Series : Property and Land Service


For Scotland, for example, ’Estate’  means land parcel or plot (plot of land" includes whatever is owned as a separate entity and extends to the furthest man-made appendage attached to the coast..Satellite panchromatic band(b/w)/band(r,g,b) for 78772 km2  as and  when made available and where appropriate and applicable, only is shown in the full version of this product, for each plot with plot boundary,  sourced from Title Deeds and elsewhere. Plot specific extracts available subject to copyright - For terms contact The Systems Solutions Consultancy Limited.  That includes, for example, a flat in a tenement, mineral (and oil) rights and salmon fishing rights-where of sufficient moment.. For each plot of land there is in the Cadastral Map a matching unit, called a cadastral unit. This represents a single Title Map of Scotland. There is therefore THE PROPERTY AND LAND SERVICE. PALS is the website  service (updated periodically)_. The only one map of Scotland, kept in digital form, showing the title boundaries of at least 84% of land, having substance in registered land,that with Application and that without, but having the one form. PALS with BLISS(BRITISH LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM-Scotland, in the British Series) almost every area over 1 acre, for sale by public sale or roup, in the last 50 years is found on this website (with acreage and asking/guide or selling  price, where appropriate and as applicable) ! Click here=>To return to our floating menu

 Let's get started.

There are 2 maps below.

The Property and Land Service (PALS) (Red Index) and Physical map (in Grey). The Zoom In and Out is quite breath-taking. The stored, raster image sits below the index:



 Reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of HMSO

© Crown copyright 2011.All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence Number 100049730

©2012 The Systems Solutions Consultancy Limited Iberis

At  about  scale 1:1000000


See this (Corporate version used for illustration) !


That's not all.  Like a multi-dimensional chess board, below and complementing each higher level is a lower level until the base level is reached. The information is viewed at several levels.

 At Level 1 See the stored map with the index sitting on top. Recent owners/ beneficiaries/agents for many thousands of land parcels or plots, are indexed (up to 2.3 million. plots ,many within one ownership have one boundary)

At Level 2 under Level 1, are regional maps with an index sitting on top.

At Level 3 under Level 1 and 2, are area maps at a granular level with an index sitting on top.

At Level 4, are town and village maps. The base map is the Ordnance Survey map.

At Level 5 Property ‘For Sale’ around the land, appears.. This is continually updated to reflect property coming off and going on the market, in any month, by our staff.

Click a number on the screen and be taken to information about the landed property, represented by the index code (e.g. n307,KX220,2561)..

The link on the stored map, Level 1 called,

 'Click here for most land over 1 ha with Guide/Asking or Selling price', is to the lists of land over a 50 year period. The index locates each plot by nearest estate .

 Search using 'Navigation' below, brings up a selection of the land listed over 50 year period..

 There’s no database, so what you see is what you get.

Everything is ‘as is’.

Everything is read-only but updated to show more recent information, ‘on the fly’, by our staff.

Our staff have also included publicity for some of our other products, to give synergistic value to your visit.


Just so you know, for your peace of mind


There is just an index number, to click on the screen or type in the Search or Index (see Navigation below)..

So what you see is always what you get (no matter how many others are looking before or after your time on the site).

 All that’s seen by you is for your eyes only, in your session.

Each screen is a screen, different from all other screens and quite independent of each other screen.



  TIPS : 1. Make sure the Browser is at 100% zoom to begin with. [To do this in Internet Explorer, for example, on the top toolbar menu, choose, with the mouse-button, Tools(Alt X) at the right-hand side. Select Drop Down selection, 'Zoom' and ensure 100% is selected and move off the menu to the page, with the mouse button]. 2. Make sure the Browser is set for 'Compatability'.[For example, to do this, in Internet Explorer, on the top toolbar menu, select 'Tools' on the right-hand side. Select Drop down option, 'Compatability View Settings' then click 'Add' Button in the dialog which appears, and add to settings. Then click 'Close' button and move the mouse button on to the page. AND WATCH THE Left-hand frame being populated with the Contents]. This also enables the Index and Search facilities in the menu, Contents/Index/Search. Contents tab The Contents tab groups information together logically and allows you to browse the overall structure of the PD Help system. Information is grouped into chapters or sections identified with a book icon. Click on a book to open it and display a list of topics or pages. Pages represent individual topics. Click on a page to display the topic in the content pane on the right of the Help window.

Search tab The Search tab lets you list all topics that contain a particular search word. Click any topic from the list to display it.

Getting around Your primary entry point into the Site system, will probably be via the Contents. Once you have displayed a topic, you will notice hyperlinks may be available to related topics. Click a hyperlink to jump to the defined destination. To get back to the page that you came from, click the Back button on the browser window. Notice that the Contents will synchronize with the topic that you are viewing at any one time. This way you can never get lost and you can always see where you are.

Feedback We strive to produce the highest quality documentation and welcome your feedback. If you have a technical question, please address it to our Sales and Technical Support team.

Enhancing Experience : Updates are being applied by our staff periodically, expanding the index and giving more depth.(e.g. Index Update 1..n Series.).

 Search Index Update 1 by clicking Page with left-hand,mouse button, then Press Ctrl+F or Click Find on this Page

Step-By-Step Procedure


1. Start at the Level 1 screen, called Estates then

2. scroll (move the horizontal scroll bar)  and

3. scroll (move the vertical scroll bar) until the arrow mouse pointer changes to a hand, hovering  over the Index number of interest – then

4. click the mouse button on the index number and be taken off to a new screen or text about the index number.

By clicking on the number on the screen, navigation is made to the name, represented by the index number or another screen of more index numbers and details. Click on what appears (arrow changes to hand symbol ) then go to a landed property and the text for that property.


 How to pay and get started


●Web Site General Public User

A payment facility sits on the website, intranet and desktop versions .'Who really owns Scotland' is our e-book of the bounded properties with index and is for sale and you can buy by  sending cheque and SAE or call our telesales department and ask for a copy.

●Corporate (Trade Organisations) Intranet and Desktop versions : ask staff for pricing on our dedicated sales call lines (See >’How to Contact us by E-mail’, See >’Phone Directory’ in our  SysSols Website, Table of Contents. A Cadastral 'map' for all Scotland can house the jigsaw of plot-related information. such as :Archive records,,Application records,Title Sheets,Advance Notices. The Cadastral Map is divided into "cadastral units". There is a one-to-one correspondence between cadastral units and plots of land..

Hosting of your flavour of the product can also be undertaken, so that you see only your material, exclusively. Ask our staff for pricing on our dedicated sales call lines (See >’How to Contact us by E-mail’, See >’Phone Directory’ in our  SysSols Website, Table of Contents. Friends’ Digest is our group, which has arranged meetings to discuss and address issues and where a quorum exists, satisfy enhancements and updates for the Digest. Those who qualify for membership are purchasers of the Corporate product (including but not confined to, Local and Central Government Bodies, Public and Private companies and partnerships).

The web site legal disclaimer applies to all material.


Click ‘Show’ and if your browser allows this, navigate from the Table of Contents (on the left-hand side)


Disclaimer : We can not vouch for any errors of omission, commission or misrepresentations found herein. The material is presented as is and please make any submissions for inclusions, which we may consider for the next update, if you so choose to assist us. The material does not purport to be accurate ‘up to the minute’ but much is for 2007, 2009, 2010,2011,2012 and data gathered over a 40+ year period: -beginning with the Field Survey, carried out by school students for the European Land Survey; through co-operation with a large Regional Authority in creating a  Landscape Methodology and Land Ownership Coverage; much library research; and through foundation year membership(s) of Aberdeen Mountaineering Club -walking the boundaries of landed properties.. This does not affect your statutory rights under the Consumer Protection Act and other relevant legislation in force at this time. Charges shown are correct at time of publication but we reserve the right to vary charges and content. ‘


'Properties For Sale’


Position in list, for each coded index, relates to price bracket or time when available for public or private let or sale..

For historical notices :'Click here for most land over 1 ha with Guide/Asking or Selling price', is to the list of land over a 50 year period,

.for let or sale .This is by code (index of nearest estate) and year.

click Page with left-hand,mouse button, then Press Ctrl+F or Click Find on this Page

For current and recent notices :

click Page with left-hand,mouse button, then Press Ctrl+F or Click Find on this Page then

1.TYPE Town,Village or Street Name (from a map or elsewhere).CHECK THE CODE (e.g. DX1(Updated index) eg. NX507,GX1,PX738,KX200) then

2. CHECK the PROPERTIES and PRICE BRACKET (indicated by position in list. A price range exists for entries)

3.PHYSICALLY GO TO LOCATION (by car,bus,walk or webcam, a photo set)

3. TAKE Estate Agent's DETAILS and then CONTACT Estate Agent/Land Agent/Property Agent/Auctioneer using telephone number shown on board..If the board has gone ,then withdrawn from agent list but do check, as some properties are conveyanced other than by estate agent or auctioneer..




About 84% of Scotland landmass is for the first time available in THE SERVICE (PALS) published list

RoS, The Registers of Scotland  covers 29% of the landmass and a greater area is substantive but not yet in form of a single map of Scotland.RoS esimates on the RoS website, 6 years or 10 years before complete coverage.

Therefore THE SERVICE (PALS)  is the first published ,single 'map' of all Scotland and in Cadastral Map form

(corporate version  holding title sheets, application records,archive records, advance notices,lease certificates- as appropriate and where applicable).

No other map has search,index, multidimensional information of steading shared tenancies using our unique

horizontal and vertical hierarchical structures -in progress at this time. The Cadastral map is not the Ordnance Survey base map and exists outside this.

 The Systems Solutions Consultancy Limited has the published copyright for the historical Title boundaries

shown and the unique historical List, central to this product, of landmass plot names, for about 84% of Scotland's landmass.

The contribution of The Scottish Law Commission to Land Registration in Scotland is gratefully acknowledged.