Commemorative Bank Note for 250th Anniversary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club (Front)          The front of the normal Royal Bank of Scotland £5 note incorporates the crest of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in gold and the serial numbers are all prefixed with "R&A", the abbreviation known to golfers the world over. Of course, the Royal Bank is even older than the R&A (it was founded by Royal Charter in 1727). But it is just possible that Lord Ilay, the bank's first Governor (that's his…

Commemorative Bank Note for 250th Anniversary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club (Front) The front of the normal Royal Bank of Scotland £5 note incorporates the crest of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in gold and the serial numbers are all prefixed with "R&A", the abbreviation known to golfers the world over. Of course, the Royal Bank is even older than the R&A (it was founded by Royal Charter in 1727). But it is just possible that Lord Ilay, the bank's first Governor (that's his…

All the Royal Bank notes incorporate a portrait of Lord Ilay, the first Governor of the bank together with the bank's logo and coat of arms. The semi-circle of "stars" is a representation of the magnificent ceiling in the bank's head office in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. The special elements denoting the commemorative theme include (in the bottom left hand corner) a St Andrew's flag set below a silhouette of the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall, the temporary home of the Parliament. The…

All the Royal Bank notes incorporate a portrait of Lord Ilay, the first Governor of the bank together with the bank's logo and coat of arms. The semi-circle of "stars" is a representation of the magnificent ceiling in the bank's head office in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. The special elements denoting the commemorative theme include (in the bottom left hand corner) a St Andrew's flag set below a silhouette of the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall, the temporary home of the Parliament. The…

Royal Bank of Scotland Pound Note to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell (Reverse)  On 3 March 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland issued 2 million commemorative banknotes to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Edinburgh's most famous sons. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh in 1847 at 14 South Charlotte Street in the west end of Princes Street in the elegant Georgian New Town. Like his father, he became a teacher of the deaf but after working…

Royal Bank of Scotland Pound Note to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell (Reverse) On 3 March 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland issued 2 million commemorative banknotes to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Edinburgh's most famous sons. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh in 1847 at 14 South Charlotte Street in the west end of Princes Street in the elegant Georgian New Town. Like his father, he became a teacher of the deaf but after working…

The Picti or ‘painted ones’ was probably a Roman nickname for the emerging Caledonian tribe of northern Scotland, although their lands would eventually include much of Scotland.

The Picti or ‘painted ones’ was probably a Roman nickname for the emerging Caledonian tribe of northern Scotland, although their lands would eventually include much of Scotland.

Clackmannan Tower Clackmannan Tower is a five-storey tower house, situated at the summit of King's Seat Hill in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. It was built in the 14th century by King David II of Scotland and sold to his cousin Robert Bruce in 1359.

Clackmannan Tower Clackmannan Tower is a five-storey tower house, situated at the summit of King's Seat Hill in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. It was built in the 14th century by King David II of Scotland and sold to his cousin Robert Bruce in 1359.

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