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News 2019

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019
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There were 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2018, 253 (27 per cent) more than in 2017, according to figures released today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019
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National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland have today announced, on the anniversary of Robert the Bruce’s birth, that the Declaration of Arbroath will be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland next year to mark 700 years since its creation.

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
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2018 marked five years of The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (the Act) being in operation. The Keeper of the Records of Scotland (the Keeper) considered therefore that it was time to review his Model Records Management Plan (Model Plan) designed to help public authorities comply with the Act.

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
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There were 7,195 more deaths than births registered in Scotland in 2018 – a wider gap than in 2017 which had 5,022 more deaths than births, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase to 2.48 million in 2018, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019
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New questions can be asked – but answering will be voluntary.

New voluntary questions can be asked in Scotland’s 2021 Census on transgender status and history, and sexual orientation, following the passing of the Census (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill.

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019
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There were 12,642 births and 15,306 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 January and 31 March 2019, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Friday, 24 May 2019
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The non-UK population living in Scotland in 2018 stood at 352,000 non-British nationals or 469,000 non-UK born in 2018, remaining broadly stable over the past year. This follows a period of growth where the non-UK population increased following the expansion of the EU in 2004.

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019
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Scotland’s population has continued to increase and now stands at a record high of 5.44 million, the largest population ever in Scotland for the ninth year running, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Friday, 12 Apr 2019
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Survey work begins on the Adam Dome.

The main entrance to General Register House (GRH) will be closed from 15 April 2019 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, 27 Mar 2019
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The NRS Customer Survey is now closed.

 

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.

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).

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.