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News 2015

Thursday, 30 Apr 2015
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Scotland’s population continues to rise and reached its highest ever total in 2014.

Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the estimated population of Scotland was 5,347,600 in mid-2014.

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland continues to rise, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland. 

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015
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National Records of Scotland is one of the first three Scottish archives to attain UK Archives Accreditation. Archive Service Accreditation is a UK-wide quality standard that guages performance, recognises achievement and drives improvement within the archives sector.

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015
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The house of Dr Edward Pritchard, the infamous ‘Glasgow poisoner’, is one of more than 1.3 million entries in the Valuation Rolls for 1865 that have been released online by the National Records of Scotland. 

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2014 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today launched a consultation on its Demographic Statistics products. NRS is seeking your views both to inform potential reductions to some of its Demographic Statistics outputs and to identify ways in which its other outputs might be improved.

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website present further details on Scotland’s population (Release 3N), from national to local level.

Thursday, 1 Jan 2015
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The new online release of births, marriages and deaths by the National Records of Scotland today reveal how patriotism gripped parents of babies in 1914, and how the outbreak of war in 1939 prompted couples to marry.

Thursday, 1 Jan 2015
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From 1 January 2015, National Records of Scotland (NRS) will make available files containing the first meetings of the newly-established Scottish Cabinet held in 1999.

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