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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.

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015
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The house of Dr Edward Pritchard, the infamous ‘Glasgow poisoner’, is one of more than 1.3 million entries in the Valuation Rolls for 1865 that have been released online by the National Records of Scotland. 

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2014 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) today launched a consultation on its Demographic Statistics products. NRS is seeking your views both to inform potential reductions to some of its Demographic Statistics outputs and to identify ways in which its other outputs might be improved.

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website present further details on Scotland’s population (Release 3N), from national to local level.

Thursday, 1 Jan 2015
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From 1 January 2015, National Records of Scotland (NRS) will make available files containing the first meetings of the newly-established Scottish Cabinet held in 1999.

Thursday, 1 Jan 2015
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The new online release of births, marriages and deaths by the National Records of Scotland today reveal how patriotism gripped parents of babies in 1914, and how the outbreak of war in 1939 prompted couples to marry.

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014
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Jack and Emily were the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2014, National Records of Scotland (NRS) announced today.

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website present further details on transport (Release 3M), from national to local level. 

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014
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National Records of Scotland poll tax records from the 1690’s are now available online.

Thursday, 11 Dec 2014
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Unique archives from the National Records of Scotland collections are on display as part of a major exhibition at the National Library of Scotland.

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