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Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018
Close up view of one of the letters in the exhibition

Records shed light on the Bard’s politics and character
Two newly-identified letters on display for the first time at National Records of...

Monday, 1 Jan 2018
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Newly opened government files available at National Records of Scotland shed light on Scottish Cabinet discussions in the year 2002.

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveals most popular names in 2017.

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland during the third quarter of 2017 were published today by National Records of Scotland...

Thursday, 7 Dec 2017
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show life expectancy can vary by seven years depending on the council area a...