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News 2018

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).

Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018
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Scotland’s population growth over the next ten years is projected to be predominantly in the central belt and urban areas, and mostly as a result of migration patterns, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland. 

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2017, according figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018
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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).

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland during the fourth quarter of 2017 were published today by National Records of Scotland and show that 12,821 births, 15,198 deaths and 5,975 marriages were registered between October and December.

Monday, 12 Mar 2018
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland show nine out of ten people in Scotland live in settlements of 500 people or more. 

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018
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Records shed light on the Bard’s politics and character
Two newly-identified letters on display for the first time at National Records of Scotland (NRS) reveal how Robert Burns was viewed by his contemporaries.

Monday, 1 Jan 2018
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Newly opened government files available at National Records of Scotland shed light on Scottish Cabinet discussions in the year 2002.

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