Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Bank of Scotland has revealed the design of its new £10 polymer note, which is due to enter circulation in Autumn 2017.

All existing paper Bank of Scotland £10 notes will be gradually withdrawn following the issue of the new note.

However, they will continue to be accepted at shops, banks and cash payment machines.

The front of the new note will continue to feature Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott alongside The Mound in Edinburgh.  The Glenfinnan Viaduct will remain on the reverse of the design.

However, it will now feature a steam locomotive hauling a heritage tourist train.  The locomotive is a Stanier "Black 5", which was designed for London, Midland and Scottish Railway and often seen on the West Highland line.

The reverse side of the new design features a steam locomotive hauling a heritage tourist train.

The new note, which was designed by banknote manufacturer De La Rue, is slightly smaller than the existing paper version in circulation.

Security features include an anti-counterfeit "window effect", built into the windows of the image of The Mound, and metallic ink which changes colour as the note is moved.  There is also a new "tactile emboss", created by a series of raised dots, which is designed to aid the visually impaired.

Mike Moran, director at Bank of Scotland, said: "Bank of Scotland has been issuing bank notes for more than 320 years, evolving our designs to pay homage to our heritage.

"The new note retains our much loved design of Sir Walter Scott with the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct pictured on the back and we've evolved the design by introducing the popular heritage tourist train crossing the bridge.

"With polymer notes being cleaner, more secure, and more durable than paper notes, I'm sure our new £10 note will prove popular across Scotland."

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