National Records of Scotland

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Kirsty Maclachlan

Kirsty Maclachlan

Kirsty joined GROS as Head of Demography Division in July 2006, having worked previously as a statistician for HMIE. Earlier in her career she worked in various Departments in the Scottish Office and spent 6 years as a statistics lecturer at Napier University. She is responsible for producing high quality statistics about the population and households in Scotland, to best meet the needs of users.


Publishes statistical information about the people of Scotland such as births, deaths, migration, population estimates and projections. These statistics are used by the Scottish Government, local authorities and others to inform policies and also to help in planning.