National Records of Scotland

Preserving the past, Recording the present, Informing the future

News 2017

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

The number of people registered to vote in elections in Scotland has increased in 2016, according to the latest National Statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017

National Records of Scotland (NRS) today published the full list of first names given to babies whose births were registered in 2016, the most common surnames in the Birth, Marriage and Death registers for 2016 and information about the ethnicity of people whose deaths were registered in Scotland.

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017

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

The statistics show that 54,488 births, 56,728 deaths and 29,229 marriages were registered in 2016.

Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017

Statistics published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that the number of households in Scotland is projected to continue to increase, rising by 345,000 between 2014 and 2039.

Thursday, 5 Jan 2017

The annual release of births, deaths and marriages on ScotlandsPeople by the National Records of Scotland includes digital images of 110,000 birth entries from 1916, more than 47,000 marriage entries from 1941 and 64,000 death entries from 1966.

Sunday, 1 Jan 2017

From 1 January 2017, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland show details about the operation of the Scottish Cabinet in the year 2001.