Clydesdale Bank


1 Pound, 1988

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Front: Robert the Bruce (1274-1329), King of Scots 1306-1329

Despite several setbacks, Bruce was able to finally secured Scotland's independence from England. He attacked the English bases in Scotland. His attempts to capture Stirling Castle led to his famous victory at Bannockburn in 1314. Although Bruce had undisputed control over Scotland after Bannockburn, the King of England did not recognize him as King of an independent country until 1328.

Back: Scene of the Battle of Bannockburn


5 Pounds, 1996
Commemorates the poet, Robert Burns

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Front: Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet

Burns is a well-known Scottish poet. He collected, revised and adapted Scottish folk songs from across the country. His poem Auld Lang Syne is a familiar song in New Year eve, and Scots Wha Hae served as an unofficial Scottish national anthem for many years.

Back: Mouse and rose from Burn's poem


10 Pounds, 2000
Commemorates the new Millennium

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Front: Mary M. Slessor (1848-1915), missionary

Slessor was born in Scotland, daughter of a shoemaker. She was raised as a Presbyterian and became very active in church. She was never married. After training by Presbyterian mission society in 1876, she sailed for Calabar (now part of Nigeria) for missionary work.

Back: Map of Calabar in Nigeria


20 Pounds 2000
Commemorates the new Millennium

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Front: Robert the Bruce (1274-1329), King of Scots

Back: Stirling Castle; Equestrian statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

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Statue of Robert the Bruce

statue of Robert the Bruce

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5 Pounds, 2009

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Front: Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), Scottish biologist and pharmacologist

Back: St. Kilda

St Kilda is an isolated archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

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St. Kilda

St. Kilda

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10 Pounds, 2009

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Front: Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet

Back: The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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20 Pounds, 2009

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Front: Robert the Bruce (1274-1329), King of Scots

Back: New Lanark

New Lanark is a village on the River Clyde, in Lanarkshire, Scotland. It was founded in 1786 by David Dale, who built cotton mills and housing for the mill workers. From 1800 to 1875 New Lanark was owned and managed by Robert Owen, a social and educational pioneer who implemented many new ideas in the village to improve the quality of life of the villagers. These included decent homes, fair wages, free health care and a new education system. The village even had the first nursery school in the world.

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New Lanark

New Lanark

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50 Pounds, 2009

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Front: Elsie Inglis (1864-1917), An innovative Scottish doctor and suffragist

Back: The Antonine Wall

A stone and turf fortification built nearly 2,000 years ago, the Antonine Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire.

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The Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall

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100 Pounds, 2009

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Front: Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), Scottish architect, designer, watercolorist and artist

Back: Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Heart of Neolithic Orkney refers to a group of Neolithic monuments found on Orkney, Scotland. The group provides a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some 5,000 years ago.

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Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

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5 Pounds, 2015 Polymer
Commmorates the 150th Anniversary of Forth Bridge

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Front: William Arrol (1839-1913), a Scottish civil engineer, bridge builder, and Liberal Unionist Party politician

Back: Forth Bridge

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Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge

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10 Pounds, 2017 Polymer

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Front: Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet

Back: The Old and New towns of Edinburgh

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Scotland, located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain, is an integral part of Great Britain. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on United Kingdom.




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