The new family of banknotes celebrates famous Scots on the front and the five World Heritage Sites in Scotland on the back, drawing on the Homecoming themes of Burns, Great Minds and Innovation, Culture and Heritage. The new designs are:
£5: Scientist Sir Alexander Fleming and St. Kilda
£10: Poet Robert Burns and The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
£20: King Robert the Bruce and New Lanark
£50: Suffragette Elsie Inglis and The Antonine Wall
£100: Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Heart of Neolithic Orkney
These notes will be the first in the UK to have a new “depth image” security hologram, whatever that means. From the images released to the press, it appears only the 100-pound note has a hologram on front to the right of the portrait. Also, the notes bear the signature of David Thorburn.