National Records of Scotland
|Non-ministerial government department overview|
|Formed||1 April 2011|
|Headquarters||HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY|
|Non-ministerial government department executive||
National Records of Scotland is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government. It is responsible for civil registration, the census in Scotland, demography and statistics, family history and the national archives and historical records.
National Records of Scotland was formed from the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland in 2011, and combines all the functions of the two former organisations.
National Records of Scotland is based in HM General Register House on Princes Street in the New Town in Edinburgh. The building was designed by Robert Adam for the Register House Trustees, and was opened to the public in 1788.
The National Records of Scotland was created on 1 April 2011 by the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland and National Archives of Scotland and is a non-ministerial government department of the Scottish Government.