Scotland (UK)—The Royal Bank of Scotland S1

  • Currency: Pound
  • Denomination: 5
  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Polymer rank: 0
  • Size: 125 x 65 mm
  • Printer: DLR
  • Substrate: Safeguard™
  • Quantity: On issue
  • Type: Circulating (on issue)

Scotland (UK)—Royal Bank of Scotland, 5 Pounds, issued in 2016. Front: Nan Shepherd (1893-1981), a Scottish novelist, poet and a lecturer of English at the Aberdeen College of Education. She also wrote one non-fiction book on hill walking, based on her experiences walking in the Cairngorms. In the center a quote from "The Living Mountain" written by her with Caingorms in the background. Back: Two mackerel, the most valuable stock for the fishermen. In the background an excerpt from the poem, "The Choice," by Sorley MacLean, one of most significant Scottish poets of the 20th century. Background imagery of plants used in the dyeing process.