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Tuesday, 27 May 2014
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The last wills of 31,000 Scottish soldiers are being made available online on ScotlandsPeople by the National Records of Scotland as part of commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Thursday, 15 May 2014
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Census 2011: Release 3D - Detailed characteristics on Population and Households in Scotland

The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the
Scotland’s Census website present further details on population and households (Release 3D), from national to local level.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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Scotland’s population is projected to continue to rise by about 9 per cent over the next 25 years, but not at an even rate across the country.

Thursday, 1 May 2014
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The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland continued to rise, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014
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Scotland’s population continues to rise and reached its highest ever total in 2013.

The statistics published below by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the estimated population of Scotland was 5,327,700 in mid-2013, the highest ever.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014
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Life expectancy at birth varies considerably for areas in Scotland, according to a report published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) which breaks down by administrative area the Scotland level estimates published on 21 March.

Friday, 11 Apr 2014
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The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 12 March 2014.

Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website (www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk), present key results from the 2011 Census on long-term health conditions, central heating and deprivation (Release 2D), and further details on ethnicity, identity, language and religion (Release 3C), from national to local level.

Thursday, 27 Mar 2014
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) has today announced that it intends to focus on planning for a census in 2021 which will be primarily online, while offering alternative modes of completion where necessary.

Friday, 21 Mar 2014
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Growing number of people living more than a century

Life expectancy at birth in Scotland has reached its highest ever level and the number of people in Scotland living for more than a century continues to grow.

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website, present further details from the 2011 Census in Scotland on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion, from national to local level.

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
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Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2013 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Thursday, 6 Mar 2014
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The National Records of Scotland is pleased to announce that it has made Inhabited House Tax rolls, 1778-1798, available online via the ScotlandsPlaces website.

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website provide further details from the 2011 Census in Scotland on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion, from national to local level.

 

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014
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The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available by the National Records of Scotland via ScotlandsPeople

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014
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Property records covering the whole of Scotland in 1885 have been made available via ScotlandsPeople giving historians and genealogists an excellent resource for researching late Victorian Scotland.

Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014
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Records are crucial for a democracy. They inform us about our past and our present and act as the ultimate guarantee of our rights, but we tend to take them for granted until some crisis highlights their importance.

Friday, 27 Dec 2013
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On 3 January 2014 NRS will make available around 750 government files which would previously have remained closed for 30 years.

Thursday, 19 Dec 2013
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Jack and Sophie were the most popular baby names in 2013, National Records of Scotland announced today. Jack was the top boys’ name for a sixth consecutive year, and Sophie was the most popular girls’ name for the ninth year in a row. 

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013
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The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland’s Census website provide estimates of the population relating to Households and Families and Metho

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