The Bank of Scotland announced on May 29 that a new polymer £10 note
will enter circulation in October.
The new issue will be printed by De La Rue and will be similar to
the paper note it replaces, but a little smaller and with design and
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Scotland’s literary giant Sir Walter Scott will remain on the face,
as he does on all Bank of Scotland denominations, except that he has
been moved from the center to the right side. The bank’s headquarters
building, “The Mound,” has been placed in a more prominent position on
the left side. The Glenfinnan Viaduct, a 416-yard-long railway bridge
made famous by the Harry Potter films, remains on the back, but a
steam locomotive powered tourist train that strongly resembles The
Jacobite, a real train that operates on that route, has been added.
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The note uses the same security features introduced with the polymer
£5 note last October. The window effect has been incorporated into the
actual windows of The Mound, and as with the £5 note, can be seen on
both sides of the note. It also makes use of color-changing ink, and
to assist the visually-impaired, the note has a “tactile emboss,” a
series of raised dots.