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Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017
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Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households is projected to rise around Scotland’s biggest cities, and within its two National Parks.

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2016, according to the latest National Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today published the full list of first names given to babies whose births were registered in 2016, the most common surnames in the Birth, Marriage and Death registers for 2016 and information about the ethnicity of people whose deaths were registered in Scotland.

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2016 are published today by the National Records of Scotland. 

The statistics show that 54,488 births, 56,728 deaths and 29,229 marriages were registered in 2016.

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017
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Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households in Scotland is projected to continue to increase, rising by 345,000 between 2014 and 2039.

Thursday, 5 Jan 2017
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The annual release of births, deaths and marriages on ScotlandsPeople by the National Records of Scotland includes digital images of 110,000 birth entries from 1916, more than 47,000 marriage entries from 1941 and 64,000 death entries from 1966.

Sunday, 1 Jan 2017
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From 1 January 2017, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland show details about the operation of the Scottish Cabinet in the year 2001.

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2016
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New document sheds light on historic isle.

A 250-year-old census showing the earliest recorded population of the Island of St Kilda has been discovered thanks to work by the National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016
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Olivia and Jack were the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2016.

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in Scotland during the third quarter (Q3) of 2016 were published today by National Records of Scotland.

The statistics show 14,257 births, 13,202 deaths and 11,299 marriages were registered between July and September.

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016
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Life expectancy for men and women continues to improve, according to a report published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016
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National Records of Scotland have today published additional population projections for Scotland based on varying potential levels of European Union migration.

Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016
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NRS has awarded our web archiving service contract to Internet Memory Research (IMR). This contract will deliver the technical functions of the new Web Continuity Service, a part of our on-going Digital Preservation Programme.

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016
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Scotland’s projected population increase is likely to be unevenly spread across the country, according to a report issued today by the Registrar General for Scotland.

Commenting on the report, National Records of Scotland (NRS) Chief Executive and Registrar General Tim Ellis said:

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016
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In total, 20,503 deaths were registered from December 2015 to March 2016, compared with 22,013 in the previous winter (2014/15), according to statistics released today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016
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The number of people in Scotland living for more than a century has increased over the last 10 years.

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in the second quarter 2016, published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Monday, 12 Sep 2016
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The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2016, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament.  It reflects the third year of activity since the Act was implemented.

Thursday, 1 Sep 2016
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Members of the conservation team here at National Records of Scotland have attached the formal seal to Nicola Sturgeon’s commission to be First Minster.

Monday, 29 Aug 2016
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Planning is well underway for Scotland’s Census 2021. Although 2021 may seem a long way off, the complex systems, processes and services needed will require a huge effort to deliver.

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