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Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019
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Life expectancy in Scotland has increased over the past three decades, but has stalled in recent years, according to a report published today by...

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019
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Hidden histories of prisoner-patients in Victorian Scotland

A new free exhibition by National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveals the hidden...

Thursday, 25 Jul 2019
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The results of the first large-scale National Records of Scotland (NRS) customer survey have been published today.

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019
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There were 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2018, 253 (27 per cent) more than in 2017, according to figures released today by...

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019
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National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland have today announced, on the anniversary of Robert the Bruce’s birth, that the...