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News 2018

Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018
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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.

Friday, 2 Nov 2018
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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.

Friday, 19 Oct 2018
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) are delighted to announce we have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
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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

Thursday, 27 Sep 2018
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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.

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018
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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.

Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018
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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.

Monday, 24 Sep 2018
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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.

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018
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There were 12,973 births and 13,621 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 April and 30 June 2018, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland provide the latest mid-2017 population estimates for Scotland’s small areas, known as data zones.

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018
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Scotland’s population is growing and ageing, according to a report published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018
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A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland (NRS) brings together records of the suffragettes and the Scottish justice system for the first time.

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018
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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 317,000 between 2016 and 2041.

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018
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There were 934 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2017, 66 (8 per cent) more than in 2016, according to figures released today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). 

Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018
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There were 5,022 more deaths than births registered in Scotland in 2017, a widening of the gap since 2016 when there were 2,240 more deaths than births, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018
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There were 2,060 more deaths and 539 fewer births registered in Scotland between 1 January and 31 March 2018 than in the same period of 2017, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
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In 2017, the number of non-British nationals living in Scotland rose by 12% to 378,000, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.46 million in 2017, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Friday, 4 May 2018
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After five years as Chief Executive, Tim Ellis leaves National Records of Scotland (NRS) today to take up a new role in the Scottish Government. 

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
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For the 8th year running, Scotland’s population has continued to increase and stands at a record high of 5.42 million, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

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