News, Features and Events

Monday, 29 Aug 2016
Photo of General Register House

Our ScotlandsPeople search rooms are open today, but we continue to work to improve our resilience in future which may affect our services.

Monday, 29 Aug 2016
Demography news release

Planning is well underway for Scotland’s Census 2021.

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.