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First impressions of our new polymer note

Scotland’s first polymer banknote is more secure, cleaner and more durable than other banknotes. The videos below show you the people of Queensferry’s first impressions of our new note.

First impressions - how the new note has been received

Seeing the new note for the first time in the shadow of the Forth Bridge.

We took the new note out and asked people for their first impressions of this revolutionary new note. They all spend a few seconds touching the note and noticing its strengths – they seem to really like it.

The voice of youth

What Scotland’s younger generation think of the future of banknotes.

We asked a younger audience what they thought of the note. They enjoyed the look and feel of it and managed to say some lovely cute things about our latest note.

Who would you put on the note?

In the shadow of the Forth Bridge we ask everyday Scots who they’d like to see on the £5 note.

A selection of suggestions for alternative famous faces to grace the £5 note. There are some great suggestions here – we love the man who suggested his fiancé.