How I became a software tester

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals our organisation has a wealth of talent, and we want to tell you about it… ‘My name is Jo and I’m a software professional’ I’m … Continue reading How I became a software tester

How I became a policy manager

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate by speaking to women who work at Registers of Scotland who are in roles you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a land registry – from solicitors, to GIS analysts, to customer service professionals, our organisation has a wealth of talent and we want to tell you about it. Meet Kaira! ‘My name is Kaira Falconer…’ … and I … Continue reading How I became a policy manager

Small map features that make a big difference to your search

Since ScotLIS launched, we’ve continued to work with our business users so that their experience of the service is always improving. If you’re a ScotLIS business user, read on to find out about the seemingly small changes we’ve made to the map that can make a big difference to your search. Map data layers When carrying out a search, context is key and searchers will … Continue reading Small map features that make a big difference to your search

How we’re going greener in time for spring

As a public body, we have a responsibility to operate in a way that’s sustainable and reduce our environmental impact wherever possible. A crucial part of this is engaging our people so that firstly, they’re aware of our environmental responsibilities and secondly, they can play an active role in helping us operate sustainably. This is where our go greener activities come in! To build on … Continue reading How we’re going greener in time for spring

Fire Starter Festival and the future of innovation in Scotland’s public sector

At the end of January our innovation centre team facilitated a session at one of Scotland’s Fire Starter Festival events. Hosted jointly by The Improvement Service and Workforce Scotland, its aim was to explore how play, puzzles and escape rooms can inspire innovation and creativity at work.  In this blog, innovation centre manager Louise Quinn explains the takeaways from the event, and why exploring the … Continue reading Fire Starter Festival and the future of innovation in Scotland’s public sector

Charting the trend of romantic property names

Blog post by Scott (business administrative assistant) and Fiona (GIS analyst). Here in the Information and Analysis team at Registers of Scotland we extract and analyse data held by our registers and from third party organisations. Some of the data we analyse can provide some interesting insights into how the people of Scotland refer to their homes. We’ve previously told you about how both festive … Continue reading Charting the trend of romantic property names