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Thursday, 29 Sep 2022
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The Registrar General for Scotland, Paul Lowe, confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen’s death was registered in Aberdeenshire on 16th September 2022.

Thursday, 22 Sep 2022
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The estimated number of people aged 100 or older has passed the 1,000 mark in Scotland for the first time, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 22 Sep 2022
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Life expectancy at birth in Scotland fell in the latest year, with the average life expectancy at birth for males being 76.6 years and 80.8 years for females, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland. 

Thursday, 22 Sep 2022
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As at 18 September 2022, 15,702 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
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The number of people who died between April and June of this year was almost 10% higher than the average for the second quarter, according to a new report from National Records of Scotland. 

Friday, 9 Sep 2022
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Following the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen, NRS buildings will remain open and on site services will continue.

Customers should plan ahead for any journeys and stay informed of the latest travel updates.

Thursday, 1 Sep 2022
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A study of almost 7,000 small geographic areas in Scotland has revealed more detail about population changes during the pandemic. 

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2022
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The extent of the mortality deprivation gap and other types of health inequality are highlighted in a new report from National Records of Scotland. 

Monday, 22 Aug 2022
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Thousands of items from the family archive of former British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) have been bought by National Records of Scotland (NRS), on behalf of the nation.

Thursday, 18 Aug 2022
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As at 14 August 2022, 15,491 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 4 Aug 2022
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1,245 people died from conditions caused by alcohol in Scotland in 2021, according to latest figures published by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2022
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There were 753 probable suicides in Scotland in 2021, a decrease of 52 (6%) from 2020, according to new figures from the National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
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1,330 people lost their lives to drug misuse in Scotland in 2021, according to latest figures published by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
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NRS is delighted to be awarded accredited archive status for the second time. The award covers all aspects of NRS’ archive service, including organisational health, archival collections and stakeholder engagement.

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022
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6,046 deaths were caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Scotland in 2021, a decrease of 5% (306 deaths) on 2020, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 14 Jul 2022
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As at 10 July 2022, 15,098 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022
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Scotland’s largest cities saw their populations fall during the pandemic while some rural areas saw their populations rise, reversing long-term trends, according to new figures from National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022
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47,786 live births were registered in 2021. This was 2% higher than the previous year, but still the second lowest annual total since records began in 1855, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 23 Jun 2022
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The average household size in Scotland is now 2.12 people, down from 2.27 in 2001, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS). City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City are the main exceptions to this trend.

Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
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As at 12 June 2022, 14,858 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

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