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Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Image from the launch of new Model Plan

2018 marked five years of The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (the Act) being in operation. The Keeper of the Records of Scotland (the Keeper)...

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
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There were 7,195 more deaths than births registered in Scotland in 2018 – a wider gap than in 2017 which had 5,022 more deaths than births,...

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.48 million in 2018, according to figures published today by National Records...

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019
Picture of Genaral Register House

New questions can be asked – but answering will be voluntary.

New voluntary questions can be asked in Scotland’s 2021 Census on transgender...

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019
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There were 12,642 births and 15,306 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 January and 31 March 2019, according to provisional figures released...