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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 25, June 24, 2007, Article 31

BANK OF SCOTLAND TO ISSUE NEW BANKNOTES

According to a news report, the "Bank of Scotland will begin issuing a
new series of banknotes in the Autumn. The series - the first new complete
set of notes issued by Bank of Scotland since 1995 - will feature the
common theme of Scottish bridges, including the magnificent Falkirk Wheel.

"The notes not only celebrate some of Scotland's major and most recognisable
engineering achievements, but also symbolise solidity, stability and
continuity. Bridges provide strong links to Scottish heritage and culture.
They are the means by which people can unite and highlight strong
connections between the modern and historical.

"The bridges for the new series notes have been selected because they are
all easily recognisable and are from areas across Scotland. The new notes
have been designed by De La Rue in partnership with Bank of Scotland.

"The Falkirk Wheel is the spectacular centrepiece of the £84.5 million
‘Millennium Link', the UK’s largest canal restoration project, developed
by British Waterways. The wheel is a bridge connecting two canals - the
Union Canal with the Forth & Clyde Canal - re-establishing east to west
coast access for boats.

"The full notes family features the following bridges: £5 - Brig o'Doon,
£10 - Glenfinnan Viaduct, £20 - Forth Rail Bridge, £50 - The Falkirk Wheel,
£100 – Kessock Bridge."

"It will take at least three years for the 1995 issue of Bank of Scotland
notes to be phased out of circulation. The average lifespan for a banknote
is two to three years."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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