WEST Coast Railways’ ‘Jacobite’ summer steam service is featured on the new Bank of Scotland £10 note.
The new polymer note, designed by banknote manufacturer De La Rue, which will enter circulation in the autumn, will keep the portrait of Sir Walter Scott on the front alongside the image of The Mound, the bank’s historic head office.
Glenfinnan Viaduct will remain on the reverse, but a revised version now features a ‘Black Five’ hauling a Mallaig-Fort William ‘Jacobite’ service.
The image reflects how the ‘Jacobite’ has become an essential plank of the West Highland tourist economy, and the viaduct’s place in the Harry Potter movies.
Bank of Scotland director, Mike Moran, said: “ 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.”
Scott played a major role in the 1826 campaign for Scottish banks to keep the right to print their own banknotes.
Existing paper £10 notes will be gradually withdrawn following the issue of the upgraded note, which will incorporate the enhanced security features introduced on the polymer £5.
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