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Wednesday 1 October 2014


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Downtime notice: due to essential work on our servers the NAS website will be unavailable for prolonged periods from midnight on Friday 3 October until midnight on Sunday 5 October (all day Saturday 4 October and all day Sunday 5 October).

On 1 April 2011, the General Register Office for Scotland merged with the NAS to become the National Records of Scotland (NRS). From 1 October 2014 onwards the information in the National Archives of Scotland website will not be updated. For more up to date information on doing research, learning and record keeping, including Freedom of Information and the Public Records (Scotland) Act, please go to the National Records of Scotland website.

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