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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.

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2016, according to the latest National Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today published the full list of first names given to babies whose births were registered in 2016, the most common surnames in the Birth, Marriage and Death registers for 2016 and information about the ethnicity of people whose deaths were registered in Scotland.

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2016 are published today by the National Records of Scotland. 

The statistics show that 54,488 births, 56,728 deaths and 29,229 marriages were registered in 2016.

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017
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Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households in Scotland is projected to continue to increase, rising by 345,000 between 2014 and 2039.

Thursday, 5 Jan 2017
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The annual release of births, deaths and marriages on ScotlandsPeople by the National Records of Scotland includes digital images of 110,000 birth entries from 1916, more than 47,000 marriage entries from 1941 and 64,000 death entries from 1966.

Sunday, 1 Jan 2017
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From 1 January 2017, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland show details about the operation of the Scottish Cabinet in the year 2001.

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016
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New document sheds light on historic isle.

A 250-year-old census showing the earliest recorded population of the Island of St Kilda has been discovered thanks to work by the National Records of Scotland.

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