The cost of searching for Scottish family records will rise in a move officials say will result in a faster service. The registrar general for Scotland has announced that, subject to the agreement of the Scottish parliament, some statutory fees for registration services will change next year.
The new prices are expected to kick in on 1 January:
- A general search at the ScotlandsPeople Centre will go up from £10 per day to £15
- An internet search on ScotlandsPeople will go up by £1 to £7 and remain valid for a year rather than 90 days
- The issue of an extract, for example a birth certificate, from the GROS will go up from £8 to £10
- Changing your name will cost £40 rather than the current fee of £36
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