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News 2019

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019
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The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2019, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland. It summarises the sixth year of activity since the Act was implemented in January 2013.

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019
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People in Dumfries and Galloway, Glasgow and Na h-Eileanan Siar have one week to take part in the census rehearsal.

Monday, 21 Oct 2019
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Scotland’s population is projected to increase by 2.5% to 5.57 million between mid-2018 and mid-2043, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
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Last winter, 20,188 deaths were registered in Scotland, 2,965 (13%) fewer than the previous winter, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Monday, 7 Oct 2019
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Three areas of Scotland have been selected for a rehearsal to help National Records of Scotland deliver a successful census in 2021.

Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019
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Life expectancy for those born in Scotland in 2016-2018 was 77.0 years for males and 81.1 years for females, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019
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The number of people aged 100 and over has dropped to 810 in 2018 from 860 in 2017, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019
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There were 12,253 births and 13,652 deaths registered in Scotland between 1 April and 30 June 2019, according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 22 Aug 2019
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland provide the latest mid-2018 population estimates for the 6,976 small areas of Scotland, known as data zones.

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019
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Life expectancy in Scotland has increased over the past three decades, but has stalled in recent years, according to a report published today by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 25 Jul 2019
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The results of the first large-scale National Records of Scotland (NRS) customer survey have been published today.

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).

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