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About us

Scarista Sands deliver database and web development services from our offices in Glasgow and on the beautiful Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

Our lead consultant has over 20 years experience providing consultancy to and producing and enhancing IT systems for some of the World’s leading companies.

Scarista Sands have delivered software development and database performance tuning services to many of the World’s largest and most successful banking institutions, both in investment and retail services. We specialise in Sybase (development, tuning and optimisation), SQL Server, SQL tuning, SBL (Securities Borrowing and Lending) and Investment Banking trading software.

Scarista Sands also design and develop websites based on popular CMS systems such as WordPress and can offer a full website delivery service including domain registration and hosting if required.

Scarista Sands can also offer expert Powerbuilder development and design expertise, having delivered Powerbuilder systems to the Investment Banking and Finance industry since 1995.


  • Sybase ASE (to v 15)
  • MS SQL Server (to v 2008)
  • MySQL
  • Wordpress websites
  • Wordpress template design and build
  • Joomla
  • php
  • Unix/Linux
  • Windows (v2 to Windows 7)
  • HTML
  • Powerbuilder (v3 to v10)
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  • Sybase performance tuning and optimisation
  • CMS
  • Business Analysis
  • Postcode radius search for Wordpress and mySQL/php sites
  • Zip code radius search for Wordpress and mySQL/php sites
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Investment Banking

  • Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL)
  • Repo and Reverse-Repo
  • Profit & Loss
  • Swaps
  • Derivatives (Credit, Equity, FI, FX)
  • Risk
  • Portfolio Valuation
  • Revenue Analysis
  • Billing
  • Settlements
  • Corporate Actions
  • Dividend Enhancement
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Retail Finance

  • Consumer Credit
  • Commission Analysis
  • Billing
  • CRM
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  • Automation
  • Mechanical Design
  • Data Collection and Analysis
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Tourism & Leisure

  • Website design and development
  • Booking systems
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