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Thursday, 29 Oct 2015
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Scotland’s population is projected to continue to increase into the future.

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015
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Registered deaths in Scotland in winter 2014/15 were at their highest level since winter 1999/2000.

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015
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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.

Thursday, 8 Oct 2015
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National Records of Scotland seeks first views on Scotland’s next census.

Thursday, 1 Oct 2015
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NRS has released valuation rolls from 1855 on ScotlandsPeople. The great, the good and the humble of Victorian Scotland can be found amongst the million plus names and addresses now available to researchers online.

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015
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The number of people in Scotland living for more than a century continues to grow.

Figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) estimate that in 2014 there were 910 centenarians living in Scotland.

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website present details on the Gaelic language, at national, council area and civil parish level. 

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015
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Tha am fiosrachadh staitistigeil a chaidh fhoillseachadh an-diugh le Clàir Nàiseanta na h-Alba air làrach-lìn a’ Chunntais-Sluaigh a’ mìneachadh gu mionaideach mar a tha a’ Ghàidhlig aig ìrean nàiseanta, sgìrean na

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

Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015
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 The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2015, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid before the Scottish Parliament.  It reflects the second full year of activity since the Act came into force on 1 January 2013.

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
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NRS has released thousands of marine death records online. A complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 is being made available online for the first time through ScotlandsPeople adding to the varied genealogical sources already available.

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015
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In total, 613 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland in 2014, according to statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland. This was the largest number ever recorded, 86 (16 per cent) more than in 2013, and 257 (72 per cent) higher than in 2004. (The publication explains t

Thursday, 20 Aug 2015
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Demographic information about Scotland’s population.

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015
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The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase. There were 2.42 million households in 2014, an increase of 0.8 per cent since 2013, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS) in 'Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland, 2014'.

Thursday, 18 Jun 2015
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The equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington outside General Register House in Edinburgh gives the National Records of Scotland a unique link with the British general and his most famous victory at Waterloo on 18 June 1815.

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015
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Provisional figures for births, deaths and other vital events registered during the first quarter of 2015 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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 A unique 14th century letter concerning Sir William Wallace, one of the main leaders of the fight against Edward I during the Scottish Wars of Independence and regarded by many as Scotland’s greatest national hero, is to remain in Scotland for a further two years.  The document is cur

Thursday, 30 Apr 2015
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Scotland’s population continues to rise and reached its highest ever total in 2014.

Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the estimated population of Scotland was 5,347,600 in mid-2014.

Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland continues to rise, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland. 

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015
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National Records of Scotland is one of the first three Scottish archives to attain UK Archives Accreditation. Archive Service Accreditation is a UK-wide quality standard that guages performance, recognises achievement and drives improvement within the archives sector.

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