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News 2019

Friday, 22 Mar 2019
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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.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today launches a survey to seek customer views on its services and products.

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019
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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).

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019
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Survey work begins on the Adam Dome.

The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) will be closed from 15th April 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.

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
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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.

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019
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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.

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019
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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.

Tuesday, 1 Jan 2019
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From 1 January, files opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland reveal Scottish Cabinet discussions in 2003.