National Records of Scotland

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National Records of Scotland
National Records of Scotland logo.png
Non-ministerial government department overview
Formed 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
Preceding agencies National Archives of Scotland
General Register Office for Scotland
Jurisdiction Scotland
Headquarters HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
Employees 430
Minister responsible Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs
Non-ministerial government department executive Tim Ellis, Keeper of the Records / Registrar General

National Records of Scotland is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government, based in Edinburgh. It resulted from the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland. It came into existence on 1 April 2011 and combines all the functions of the two former organisations.[1] The offices of Registrar General for Scotland and Keeper of the Records of Scotland both continue within the new body, although both roles are combined in the person of Tim Ellis, Chief Executive of National Records of Scotland. [2]


  1. ^ "National Records of Scotland", Scottish Government news release, retrieved April 18, 2011 
  2. ^ "About Us",, retrieved August 13, 2011 

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