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Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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For the 8th year running, Scotland’s population has continued to increase and stands at a record high of 5.42 million, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
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Scotland’s population growth over the next ten years is projected to be predominantly in the central belt and urban areas, and mostly as a result of migration patterns, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland. 

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2017, according figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018
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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 today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland during the fourth quarter of 2017 were published today by National Records of Scotland and show that 12,821 births, 15,198 deaths and 5,975 marriages were registered between October and December.

Monday, 12 Mar 2018
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland show nine out of ten people in Scotland live in settlements of 500 people or more. 

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018
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Records shed light on the Bard’s politics and character
Two newly-identified letters on display for the first time at National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveal how Robert Burns was viewed by his contemporaries.

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.

The statistics show 13,847 births, 13,185 deaths and 10,870 marriages were registered between July and September.

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 baby is born in – and by 10.5 years depending on how deprived an area the baby was born in.

Monday, 20 Nov 2017
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A new web archive from National Records of Scotland will preserve key official websites and make them available for future generations.

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017
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ScotCen Social Research are currently conducting question testing on behalf of the National Records of Scotland (NRS) on a range of topics which will help us plan for the next census. The results will contribute to decisions about which questions should be included in Scotland's Census 2021.

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017
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The population of Scotland is projected to continue increasing and ageing, according to new figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017
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A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland brings you face-to-face with Scotland’s criminal past – from an infamous murderer to con artists, pickpockets and petty thieves.

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
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New figures released today by National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that a total of 20,930 deaths were registered across Scotland from December 2016 to March 2017, compared with 20,509 in the previous winter (2015/16). 

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
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Latest life expectancy statistics for Scotland were published today by National Records of Scotland as part of the National Life Tables, using estimates of the population and the number of deaths.

Tim Ellis, the Registrar General of Scotland, said:

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland estimate that in 2016 there were 910 centenarians living in Scotland, an increase of 57% from the estimate of 580 in 2006.

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017
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The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2017, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament.  It reflects the fourth year of activity since the Act was implemented in January 2013.

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

The statistics show 12,964 births, 13,788 deaths and 8,017 marriages were registered between April and June.

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