News, Features and Events

Monday, 27 Apr 2015
General Register House - Image

Please note, the ScotlandsPeople Centre and the Historical and Legal search rooms will be closed on Monday 4th May 2015.

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015
Photo of General Register House

Following a server failure, some of National Records of Scotland’s online services are unavailable.

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
Demography News Release - Image

The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland continues to rise, according to figures published today by National Records of...

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015
Photograph of Fiona Hyslop presenting the Archives Accreditation Award to NRS staff

National Records of Scotland is one of the first three Scottish archives to attain UK Archives Accreditation.

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015
Photograph of Dr Edward Pritchard

The house of Dr Edward Pritchard, the infamous ‘Glasgow poisoner’, is one of more than 1.3 million entries in the Valuation Rolls for 1865 that...