News, Features and Events

Friday, 26 Aug 2016
Photo of General Register House

Following a recent problem at one of our buildings we have continued to experience technical difficulties at our ScotlandsPeople search rooms.

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016
Demography news release image

In total, 706 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland in 2015, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland...

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016
Scotland's Population news release image

Demographic information about Scotland’s population

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...