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Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
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The mortality rate for March 2023 was 4% higher than the five year average for this time of year, according to new analysis from the National Records of Scotland. 

Thursday, 6 Apr 2023
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New photographs of the Declaration of Arbroath have been published by National Records of Scotland, ahead of the famous document going on display in June 2023.

These never-before-seen photographs are being made available to mark its 703rd anniversary. 

Thursday, 30 Mar 2023
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Noah has knocked Jack off the top of the baby name chart according to new figures from National Records of Scotland. 

Thursday, 16 Mar 2023
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The number of deaths in February was similar to average levels, representing the lowest level of excess deaths for a year, according to new statistics from National Records of Scotland. 

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2023
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There were almost 16,000 more deaths than births registered in Scotland in 2022, according to new figures released by National Records of Scotland. 

Provisional figures show there were 62,942 deaths but only 46,959 births. 

Thursday, 9 Mar 2023
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The Declaration of Arbroath will be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland this summer for the first time in 18 years. The display has been organised in partnership between National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland, who are custodians of the document. The famous document will be on show from 3 June to 2 July 2023. 

Monday, 20 Feb 2023
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National Records of Scotland has launched a survey to seek customer views on its services and products.

Thursday, 16 Feb 2023
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As at 12 February 2023, 16,780 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, 15 Feb 2023
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Janet Egdell will take up the post of Interim Chief Executive from 20th February.

Janet is currently accountable officer at Registers of Scotland and will bring a wealth of experience to the role.

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023
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The selection of romantic letters of former Prime Minister Arthur Balfour’s parents are being published online for Valentine’s Day by National Records of S

Thursday, 19 Jan 2023
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As at 15 January 2023, 16,568 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).

Sunday, 1 Jan 2023
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Files to be opened for the first time by National Records of Scotland will be made available online this week, revealing the content of Scottish Cabinet discussions in 2007.

Thursday, 22 Dec 2022
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Just in time for Christmas, analysts at the National Records of Scotland have found Mary was the top name for girls and women in Scotland’s Census 1921.

Thursday, 15 Dec 2022
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As at 11 December 2022, 16,213 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, 14 Dec 2022
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People in the most deprived communities are spending more than one third of their lives in poor health, according to new figures released by National Records of Scotland. 

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022
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The number of people who died in quarter 3 of this year was just over 10% higher than the average for the third quarter, according to a new report from National Records of Scotland. 

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022
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The release of the 1921 census provides a glimpse into the home and working lives of Scotland’s people 100 years ago, National Records of Scotland said today.

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022
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This exercise has now closed. Please do not submit an application now as it will not be considered.

Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022
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An estimated 250 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2021, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland.  This is at a similar level to last year. 

Thursday, 17 Nov 2022
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As at 13 November 2022, 16,052 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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