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Thursday, 5 Jan 2017
Photograph of a couple married in 1941

The annual release of births, deaths and marriages on ScotlandsPeople by the National Records of Scotland includes digital images of 110,000 birth...

Sunday, 1 Jan 2017
Image - Jack McConnell

From 1 January 2017, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland show details...

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016
Image - Courtesy of the Lachlan Trust

New document sheds light on historic isle.

A 250-year-old census showing the earliest recorded population of the Island of St Kilda has...

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016
Demography news release image

Olivia and Jack were the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2016.

Thursday, 15 Dec 2016
Photo of Christmas Berries

National Records of Scotland will be closed on 26 - 27 December 2016 and 2 - 3 January 2017.