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All current and archive news releases issued by and on behalf of†the National Records of Scotland. You will find older releases using the links on the left.
 

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Wide variation in life expectancy between areas in Scotland†(16 April 2014)
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.

News on Same Sex Marriage in Scotland (11 April 2014)
The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 12 March 2014. The implementation timetable envisages the bulk of the Act's provisions coming into force by the end of 2014, with the first same-sex marriages in Scotland being possible around then.

Census 2011: Releases 2D and 3C (9 April 2014)
The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotlandís 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.

Plans for a Census in Scotland in 2021
(27 March 2014)
National Records of Scotland†has today announced that it intends to focus on planning for a census in 2021.

Scottish life expectancy at its highest ever level
(21 March 2014)
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.

Census 2011: Detailed characteristics on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion in Scotland Ė Release 3B
(19 March 2014)
The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotlandís Census website (www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk), present further details from the 2011 Census in Scotland on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion, from national to local level.

Births, Deaths and other Vital Events: Preliminary figures for 2013 released†(13 March 2014)
Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2013 are published today by the National Records of Scotland.

Scotland's Census 2011, Detailed and Local Characteristics from Scotland's Census - Release 3A
(27 February 2014)
The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotlandís Census website provide further details from the 2011 Census in Scotland on Ethnicity, Identity, Language and Religion, from national to local level.

Jack and Sophie are Scotlandís top baby names
(19 December 2013)
Jack and Sophie were the most popular baby names in 2013, National Records of Scotland announced today. Jack was the top boysí name for a sixth consecutive year, and Sophie was the most popular girlsí name for the ninth year in a row.

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