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Thursday, 27 Sep 2018
Demograpghy News Release Image

For the first time in 2021, people in Scotland will be encouraged to fill out their census questionnaire primarily online, with support and help...

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018
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In figures published today, National Records of Scotland estimate there were 900 centenarians living in Scotland in 2017.

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018
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Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland, as part of the National Life Tables, show that life expectancy for those born in...

Monday, 24 Sep 2018
Image - Wallace Letter - Gullaime De Walois

One of only two surviving documents with a personal link to William Wallace is going on display at National Records of Scotland on Edinburgh Doors...

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018
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There were 12,973 births and 13,621 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 April and 30 June 2018, according to provisional figures released...