As conveyancers, we are used to trawling through historic title deeds and looking at old plans that, quite frankly, have seen better days!
However, reading this blog by my colleague Pam Sargent is a reminder of how quickly the adoption of technology has impacted - and will continue to impact - on what we do day to day.
From the updated electronic mapping system produced by the Registers of Scotland providing a clear overview of land registered properties, to local authority resources and even Google maps, some technology is already so well embedded as to be second nature.
As we welcome our newest intake of trainee solicitors this month, it makes me wonder how many of our future law graduates will have the opportunity to delve into a box of musty handwritten title deeds tied up in red ribbon - and whether, looking back, I will miss those days?!
Some people will always prefer the physicality of a paper file, or examining hard copy title deeds, but as we make a conscious effort to reduce paper waste, avoid incurring unnecessary expenses and save time, embracing these technological advances looks very much like the best way forward.