The Royal Bank of Scotland has started the new decade off right with its release of a series of banknotes deemed Fabric of Nature. With artwork featured across their fronts and backs, each bill highlights a significant Scottish woman and an indigenous species of Scottish wildlife. The series was led by the Scottish design company
On the front, these colorful polymer bills honor the likes of author and poet Nan Shepherd, scientist Mary Somerville, and businesswoman and patron of the arts Kate Cranston with delicate portraits. The artwork illustrated across the bills’ backs depicts Scottish fauna scenes of otters, mackerel, and squirrels at play.
“From the typography to the featured animals, to the bespoke textile backgrounds, every element of every note has a meaning connected with the people of Scotland. The notes are a cultural capture of what is important, and heart felt for us Scots,” the
The Royal Bank of Scotland has unveiled a beautifully colorful series of banknotes.
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