National Records of Scotland

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News, Features and Events

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
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The estimated population of Scotland was 5,404,700 at 30 June 2016, which is the highest level recorded.

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017
Scribes and Royal Authority: Scotland's Charters 1100-1250

For the first time precious examples from two of Scotland’s most important collections of medieval charters are going on show in National Records...

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households is projected to rise around Scotland’s...

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2016, according to the latest National Statistics...

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today published the full list of first names given to babies whose births were registered in 2016...