All of our buildings will be closed on Monday 6 May 2019 for the public holiday.
There will be no access to all our public services including the ScotlandsPeople Centre, the Historical and Legal search rooms and the Extract Services public counter.
Survey work begins on the Adam Dome.
The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) will be closed from 15 April 2019 until further notice, to allow for specialist consultants to carry out investigation work on the Adam Dome in General Register House, one of the world’s oldest custom built archive buildings still in its original use.
The NRS Customer Survey is now closed.
The number of people registered to vote in parliamentary and local elections in Scotland decreased slightly in 2018, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland. This follows slight increases in the previous two years.
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).
There were 12,580 births and 14,484 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 October and 31 December 2018, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.
Figures published today by National Records of Scotland show that on average, males born in Scotland in 2015-2017 could expect to live for 77.0 years, 62.3 of those being in good health. Females meanwhile could expect to spend 62.6 years out of a total of 81.1 in good health.
The Public Records Act (Scotland) Act 2011 says authorities must produce a records management plan. We're reviewing the model plan - please take part in our consultation by 7 March 2019.
From 1 January, files opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland reveal Scottish Cabinet discussions in 2003.
National Records of Scotland reveals most popular names in 2018
Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland indicate that life expectancy for those born in 2015-2017 varies between Scotland’s council areas by up to 7.2 years for males and 5.0 years for females.
There were 13,077 births and 12,625 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 July and 30 September 2018, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.
The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2018, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament. It reflects the fifth year of activity since the Act was implemented in January 2013.
National Records of Scotland (NRS) are delighted to announce we have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.
A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveals previously untold stories of Scottish soldiers who were captured on the battlefields of World War I and imprisoned in Germany.
Figures released today by National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that a total of 23,137 deaths were registered across Scotland from December 2017 to March 2018, (winter 2017/18) compared with 20,946 in the previous winter (2016/17). It was the largest number since 23,379 deaths were registered
For the first time in 2021, people in Scotland will be encouraged to fill out their census questionnaire primarily online, with support and help available for those who need it.
In figures published today, National Records of Scotland estimate there were 900 centenarians living in Scotland in 2017. This is an increase of 45 per cent from the estimate of 620 in 2007, and is over five times as many as when records began in 1981.
Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland, as part of the National Life Tables, show that life expectancy for those born in Scotland in 2015-2017 was 77.0 years for males and 81.1 years for females.
One of only two surviving documents with a personal link to William Wallace is going on display at National Records of Scotland on Edinburgh Doors Open Day, Saturday 29 September 2018.