National Records of Scotland

Responsible for Scotland's national archives. Also responsible for the registration of:

  • births
  • deaths
  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • adoptions
  • the laws relating to the formalities of marriage.

Other responsibilities include:

  • The census of Scotland's population every 10 years.
  • Providing a family history service, drawn from their registration and census information, for genealogists across the world to trace their Scottish ancestry.

Services

Marriage in Scotland

Getting married in Scotland including how to register a marriage and documents you need.

Register a death

Find out how to register a death in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK or abroad.