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Monday, 11 Dec 2017
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National Records of Scotland will be open as normal (9am – 4:30pm) up to and including Friday, 22 December.

We are closed 25 and 26 December and will operate normal hours Wednesday, 27 to Friday, 29 December. 

We reopen as normal at 9am on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

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.

Friday, 1 Dec 2017
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National Records of Scotland has produced a short Christmas quiz. Try it and find out how well you know Scotland.

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.

Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017
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A total of 867 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland in 2016, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Monday, 31 Jul 2017
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Treasured artefacts displayed together for the first time.

A new National Records of Scotland exhibition will provide an insight into the fascinating lives of four of Scotland’s most renowned historical figures over the next month.

Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland during the first quarter of 2017 were published today by National Records of Scotland.

The statistics show 13,279 births, 15,711 deaths and 3,578 marriages were registered between January and March.

Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.45 million in 2016, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS) in 'Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2016'. Households are single people or groups of people living together.

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
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The estimated population of Scotland was 5,404,700 at 30 June 2016, which is the highest level recorded.

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017
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For the first time precious examples from two of Scotland’s most important collections of medieval charters are going on show in National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households is projected to rise around Scotland’s biggest cities, and within its two National Parks.

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