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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.

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016
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In total, 706 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland in 2015, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland in 'Drug-related Deaths in Scotland in 2015'.

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016
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Demographic information about Scotland’s population

Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016
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The most famous document in Scotland’s history has been awarded special status by the United Nations.

UNESCO has included the Declaration of Arbroath in its UK ‘Memory of the World’ register. The original document is in the keeping of National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016
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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, a special feature highlights the stories of two of the thousands of Scots soldiers who perished on 1 July 1916, the first day of the battle

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016
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Provisional figures for vital events registered in the first quarter 2016, published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The statistics show that 15,430 deaths were registered in the first quarter of the year – 1,095 (6.6 per cent) fewer than in the same period of 2015.

Thursday, 9 Jun 2016
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To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday we have created a special feature highlighting documents in NRS which chart her relationship with Scotland.

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase, though the rate of growth is smaller than before the economic downturn.

Thursday, 28 Apr 2016
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Scotland’s population continues to rise and reached its highest ever total in 2015.

Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the estimated population of Scotland was 5,373,000 in mid-2015.

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today published lists of all the first forenames that were given to babies whose births were registered in 2015, and of the most common surnames in the Birth, Marriage and Death registers for 2015 (taking all the surnames in the three registers together).

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2015 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 3 Mar 2016
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NRS has released valuation rolls from 1930 on ScotlandsPeople. The last remaining households left on St Kilda are listed in the newly-released records, providing a snapshot of the remote island community shortly before evacuation on 29 August 1930.

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has dropped, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016
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We are pleased to announce that five new non-executive members have been appointed to the Management Board of National Records of Scotland.  They bring with them a range of skills including digital, legal and financial experience.

Friday, 1 Jan 2016
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From 1 January 2016, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland (NRS) show details about the first full year of operation of the newly-established Scottish Executive, now the Scottish Government.

Friday, 1 Jan 2016
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The annual release of births, deaths and marriages by the National Records of Scotland today includes the marriage record of Captain Bruce Seton, a dashing actor-turned-soldier who married his actress wife an hour after being divorced in a Scottish court on St Valentine’s Day 1940.

Thursday, 17 Dec 2015
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National Records of Scotland reveal most popular names in 2015.

Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015
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Provisional figures for births, deaths and other vital events registered during the third quarter of 2015 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015
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National Records of Scotland has made records of Military Service Appeal Tribunal Records available on ScotlandsPeople. The records contain thousands of cases of men who appealed against their compulsory call-up for military service following the introduction of conscription in 1916.

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