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Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016
image showing part of the Declaration of Arbroath with some of the seals of earls and barons.

The most famous document in Scotland’s history has been awarded special status by the United Nations.

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016
Photo of Alexander Lawrie. Courtesy of Anne McLaren

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, a special feature highlights the stories of two of the thousands of Scots soldiers who...

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016
Demography News Release Image

Provisional figures for vital events registered in the first quarter 2016, published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 9 Jun 2016
Photogragh-Queen Elizabeth-II

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday we have created a special feature highlighting documents in NRS which chart her relationship with Scotland...

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016
Demography news release image

The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase, though the rate of growth is smaller than before the economic...