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

Meet Alex, the latest RoS-sponsored postgraduate student

Regular readers of our blog may know that in the past we’ve sponsored postgraduate degrees in areas that influence the work we do. It means we can continue to foster the next generation of our industry, while also learning new ideas and approaches. We’ve continued this into the new academic year, and we’re delighted to introduce Alex Riepenhausen, who was selected to complete an MSc … Continue reading Meet Alex, the latest RoS-sponsored postgraduate student

How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

Marguerite le Riche from our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team was part of the first round of the Scottish Data Science Accelerator Programme, focusing on automatically extracting buildings from historic maps. Here’s what she learnt, and how this could inform future work at Registers of Scotland (RoS). What is the Data Science Accelerator Programme? The Data Science Accelerator Programme is a professional learning and development programme that … Continue reading How machine learning could help decode the age of Scotland’s buildings

European Business Analyst of the Year

A blog written by Linda Parker, in our new registers team. Read more below about Linda’s experience at the European Business Analyst of the Year Awards. For a few years now a friend of mine from the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysts) has been encouraging me to apply for the European Business Analyst of the Year Award. Up until this year, 2018, I’ve resisted … Continue reading European Business Analyst of the Year

How we’re going greener this October

As a public body, we’re keenly aware of our environmental responsibilities. Readers of our most recent annual report, for example, will have noticed that in 2017-18 we delivered a 68 percent carbon emission saving in our Glasgow office, as well as a 16 per cent saving in paper usage across the entire organisation. Also in 2018 we’ve hired our first Sustainability Manager, who you can … Continue reading How we’re going greener this October