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Monday, 6 Jan 2020
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) and National Museums Scotland have announced a programme of public events to mark the 700th...

Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020
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From Wednesday 1 January 2020, National Records of Scotland has made Scottish Cabinet papers and other Scottish Government records from 2004...

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
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National Records of Scotland reveals most popular names in 2019

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019
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Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland show that life expectancy improvements have stalled in almost all areas of Scotland,...

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019
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There were 13,155 births and 13,585 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 July and 30 September 2019, according to provisional figures released...