Today we published Scotland’s latest population estimates, one of our key statistical publications at NRS. We ask Beth Watson, Assistant Statistician, why these stats are so important and what they tell us about Scotland’s population. Beth Watson, Assistant Statistician at National Records of Scotland How are the stats used? “It’s so important to have high … Continue reading Scotland’s population at a record high
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
On 4 May 1822, the body of Dugald Cameron, Exciseman and veritable terror of the illicit distiller, was discovered lifeless and in a putrid state on the grounds of a farm in Kippen. Why was he so feared and hated? Why was he was so fervent in his pursuit of illicit distilling, persisting despite the obvious danger to his own life?