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Friday, 1 Jan 2021
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Files to be opened for the first time at National Records of Scotland reveal Scottish Cabinet discussions during 2005.

Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020
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As at 20 December 2020, 6,298 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020
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The Keeper’s Annual Report for 2020, published under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament.  It reflects the seventh year of activity since the Act was implemented in January 2013.

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020
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As at 13th December, a total of 6,092 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020
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The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland increased by 6%, from 1,187 in 2018 to 1,264 in 2019, representing the highest number since records began in 1996, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland.

Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020
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13,295 deaths were recorded between July and September 2020, representing an increase of 1.2% from the five year average, according to statistics released by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020
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As at 6th December, 5,868 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 2 Dec 2020
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As at 29th November, 5,634 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020
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Of the 58,108 deaths in 2019, 27% of them were considered avoidable according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland. 

Other key findings show that in 2019:

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020
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As at 22nd November, 5,380 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020
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The number of alcohol-specific deaths has decreased by 10%, from 1,136 in 2018 to 1,020 in 2019, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland.  

These figures show the first substantial decrease in the number of alcohol-specific deaths in Scotland since 2012.

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020
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As at 15th November, 5,135 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020
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As at 8 November, a total of 4,856 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 4 Nov 2020
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As at 1st November, 4,649 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020
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As at 25th October, 4,482 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020
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As at 18th October, 4,376 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020
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As at 11 October, a total of 4,301 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2020
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Fewer deaths were registered in winter 2019/20, compared with the four months between April to July 2020, for the first time since records began, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland today.

Wednesday, 7 Oct 2020
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As at 4th October, 4,276 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020
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A report on Scotland’s population shows a number of ‘first on record’ results in 2019, according to statistics produced by National Records of Scotland today.

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