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News, Features and Events

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018
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There were 2,060 more deaths and 539 fewer births registered in Scotland between 1 January and 31 March 2018 than in the same period of 2017,...

Thursday, 24 May 2018
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In 2017, the number of non-British nationals living in Scotland rose by 12% to 378,000, according to statistics published today by National...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.46 million in 2017, according to figures published today by...

Friday, 4 May 2018
General Register House

After five years as Chief Executive, Tim Ellis leaves National Records of Scotland (NRS) today to take up a new role in the Scottish Government...

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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For the 8th year running, Scotland’s population has continued to increase and stands at a record high of 5.42 million, according to statistics...