National Records of Scotland

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News, Features and Events

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
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Scotland’s population has continued to increase and now stands at a record high of 5.44 million, the largest population ever in Scotland for the...

Friday, 12 Apr 2019
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Survey work begins on the Adam Dome.

The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) will be closed from 15 April 2019 until further...

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019
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The NRS Customer Survey is now closed.


Friday, 22 Mar 2019
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The number of people registered to vote in parliamentary and local elections in Scotland decreased slightly in 2018, according to figures...

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019
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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...