The Royal Bank of Scotland has produced its first £5 note on polymer, and Scottish fundraisers are already encouraging recipients to join in the #fivergiver campaign which followed the introduction of the Bank of England’s first £5 polymer note last month.
The RBS £5 note features illustrations of Scottish poet Nan Shepherd. It is part of a series of ‘Fabric of Nature’ themed notes which enter circulation in 2016 and 2017.
The reverse of the note features two mackerel, “the single most valuable stock for the Scottish fishing industry” according to RBS, as well as an excerpt from the poem ‘The Choice’ by Sorley MacLean.
Royal Bank of Scotland has been issuing banknotes since 1727.
Some supporters are now taking the #fivergiver to a new level:
— Steve D (@steve_dorward) October 28, 2016
And it looks like the #firstfiver idea of donating the first new polymer £5 you receive to charity could spread even further afield:
— ⭐ BarkyMalarky ⭐ (@BarkingMadGC) October 30, 2016
— Michael Newsome (@NewsomeTwin2) October 30, 2016
Main image of £5 note: copyright Royal Bank of Scotland
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