No Vote, No Census – Ruth Boreham on the 1911 Census suffrage protests

  …I begged her not to interfere with me in the performance of my duty and told her I would listen only to her father, and that I would go whenever he asked me. Then she ran off to another room and almost instantly returned with a large brass bell which she kept constantly clanging … Continue reading No Vote, No Census – Ruth Boreham on the 1911 Census suffrage protests

The Hundred Days – Tank Campaign Scotland, 1918

Callander, Perthshire, 7 August 1918 #NRS100Days One hundred years ago today, the people of Callander were treated to a surprising sight as a new and frightening machine arrived on the high street of the Trossachs town. On 7 August 1918, crowds gathered for a look at “Julian” – a Mark IV British Army tank. Men, women and … Continue reading The Hundred Days – Tank Campaign Scotland, 1918

Scotland’s Changing Population

Demographic information about Scotland's population Today we’ve published ‘Scotland’s Population 2017 - The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends’, which summarises the key trends in Scotland’s population, alongside an infographic report. How is Scotland’s population changing? The population of Scotland is at its highest ever at 5.42 million. It has grown by 5% over … Continue reading Scotland’s Changing Population

A Private Matter? Robert Burns, Agnes Maclehose & the Court of Session, by Professor Hector MacQueen

  We head back to the law courts this week for a nineteenth century court case with some surprisingly modern themes about privacy and the public interest. On Valentine’s Day this year, Professor Hector MacQueen of the University of Edinburgh joined us at General Register House to share his observations about a court case arising from … Continue reading A Private Matter? Robert Burns, Agnes Maclehose & the Court of Session, by Professor Hector MacQueen

Voices from our Archives: Oscar Slater (1872-1948)

  Crime writer Denise Mina recently joined NRS archivist Bruno Longmore at General Register House to research the 1909 trial of Oscar Slater, who was charged with the murder of an elderly woman in Glasgow. Slater’s trial was highly controversial at the time, attracting critical comments from across the United Kingdom including from Sir Arthur … Continue reading Voices from our Archives: Oscar Slater (1872-1948)