National Records of Scotland

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News, Features and Events

Friday, 4 May 2018
General Register House

After five years as Chief Executive, Tim Ellis leaves National Records of Scotland (NRS) today to take up a new role in the Scottish Government...

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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For the 8th year running, Scotland’s population has continued to increase and stands at a record high of 5.42 million, according to statistics...

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
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Scotland’s population growth over the next ten years is projected to be predominantly in the central belt and urban areas, and mostly...

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2017, according figures published today by National Records of...

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018
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Olivia and Jack remain the most popular baby names in Scotland, and Smith, Brown and Wilson the three top surnames, according to figures published...