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Wednesday 22 February 2017

News: National Records of Scotland has a new logo!

A new logo for National Records of Scotland (NRS) is being launched today – the 10th April 2012. NRS was created last year from a merger of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) and the National Archives of Scotland (NAS).

Image of the new logo of the National Records of Scotland

Featuring the open pages of a book, the new logo represents the diverse responsibilities of the new organisation. The book stands for records, documents, information and knowledge, and by displaying all the pages, suggests openness and accessibility. The outline of the open book image also resembles the domes that are strong architectural features on two NRS buildings – General Register House and New Register House. The logo will be used in conjunction with the new strapline for NRS, "Preserving the past | recording the present | informing the future."

George MacKenzie, head of NRS, said "our new logo launches today. It took slightly longer than predicted to select and refine a design to represent our new organisation and make the change clear to stakeholders. Staff were heavily involved in choosing the logo and that has helped us make a really good decision. "

The logo will be rolled out gradually, starting with changes to commonly-used documents and some signage. A new, rebranded website for NRS will become available later in 2012 at

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