We are the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS). We are part of the devolved Scottish Administration. Our main tasks are;
- We are responsible for the Registration of events such as births, deaths, marriage, civil partnership and adoptions and for the laws relating to the formalities of marriage.
- We take the census of Scotland's population every 10 years.
- We use information from the census and other sources to prepare and publish demographic and other statistics used by central and local government , commerce and industry and medical and other reseachers.
- We provide family records, drawn from our registration and census information, for genealogists all over the world
We are headed by the Registrar General, Duncan Macniven and about 300 people work for us in Edinburgh and Dumfries. We prepare each year: