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News 2016

Thursday, 28 Apr 2016
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Scotland’s population continues to rise and reached its highest ever total in 2015.

Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the estimated population of Scotland was 5,373,000 in mid-2015.

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today published lists of all the first forenames that were given to babies whose births were registered in 2015, and of the most common surnames in the Birth, Marriage and Death registers for 2015 (taking all the surnames in the three registers together).

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2015 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 3 Mar 2016
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NRS has released valuation rolls from 1930 on ScotlandsPeople. The last remaining households left on St Kilda are listed in the newly-released records, providing a snapshot of the remote island community shortly before evacuation on 29 August 1930.

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has dropped, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016
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We are pleased to announce that five new non-executive members have been appointed to the Management Board of National Records of Scotland.  They bring with them a range of skills including digital, legal and financial experience.

Friday, 1 Jan 2016
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The annual release of births, deaths and marriages by the National Records of Scotland today includes the marriage record of Captain Bruce Seton, a dashing actor-turned-soldier who married his actress wife an hour after being divorced in a Scottish court on St Valentine’s Day 1940.

Friday, 1 Jan 2016
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From 1 January 2016, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland (NRS) show details about the first full year of operation of the newly-established Scottish Executive, now the Scottish Government.

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