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Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019
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The Public Records Act (Scotland) Act 2011 says authorities must produce a records management plan. We're reviewing the model plan - please take...

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019
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From 1 January, files opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland reveal Scottish Cabinet discussions in 2003.

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018
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National Records of Scotland reveals most popular names in 2018

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
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Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland indicate that life expectancy for those born in 2015-2017 varies between Scotland’s...

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
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There were 13,077 births and 12,625 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 July and 30 September 2018, according to provisional figures released...