Our Records: Born in 1917 - An Artist, A Scientist and A War Hero
National Records of Scotland: In 2018 the annual release of statutory records on ScotlandsPeople includes 106,469 births registered in Scotland in the year 1917. This included the registration of 97,441 living children: a lower number than any year since 1856, and 12,501 fewer than in 1916, a direct result of the continuing war. The numbers registered were 50,011 males and 47,430 females.
To celebrate this addition to our online records, we highlight the stories of an artist, a scientist and a war hero.