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Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019
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There were 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2018, 253 (27 per cent) more than in 2017, according to figures released today by...

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019
image showing part of the Declaration of Arbroath with some of the seals of earls and barons.

National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland have today announced, on the anniversary of Robert the Bruce’s birth, that the...

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Image from the launch of new Model Plan

2018 marked five years of The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (the Act) being in operation. The Keeper of the Records of Scotland (the Keeper)...

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
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There were 7,195 more deaths than births registered in Scotland in 2018 – a wider gap than in 2017 which had 5,022 more deaths than births,...

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.48 million in 2018, according to figures published today by National Records...