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Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022
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The release of the 1921 census provides a glimpse into the home and working lives of Scotland’s people 100 years ago, National Records of Scotland...

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022
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Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022
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An estimated 250 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2021, according to new figures published by National Records of...

Thursday, 17 Nov 2022
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As at 13 November 2022, 16,052 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death...

Thursday, 10 Nov 2022
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More than a quarter of all deaths in Scotland in 2021 were avoidable, according to analysis by National Records of Scotland. 

Thursday, 27 Oct 2022
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22,055 deaths were registered in Scotland in the four months of winter 2021/22, a slight fall from the previous winter but still high in relation...