The annual release of births, deaths and marriages by the National Records of Scotland today includes the marriage record of Captain Bruce Seton, a dashing actor-turned-soldier who married his actress wife an hour after being divorced in a Scottish court on St Valentine’s Day 1940.
From 1 January 2016, Scottish Cabinet papers and other government records opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland (NRS) show details about the first full year of operation of the newly-established Scottish Executive, now the Scottish Government.
National Records of Scotland reveal most popular names in 2015.
Provisional figures for births, deaths and other vital events registered during the third quarter of 2015 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.
National Records of Scotland has made records of Military Service Appeal Tribunal Records available on ScotlandsPeople. The records contain thousands of cases of men who appealed against their compulsory call-up for military service following the introduction of conscription in 1916.
Scotland’s population is projected to continue to increase into the future.
Registered deaths in Scotland in winter 2014/15 were at their highest level since winter 1999/2000.
Life expectancy for men and women continues to improve, according to a report published today by the National Records of Scotland.
National Records of Scotland seeks first views on Scotland’s next census.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Demographic information about Scotland’s population.
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'.
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.