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New plastic £10 note featuring Robert Burns signed off by bank

Clydesdale Bank chief executive reveals design, which includes views of Edinburgh on the back.

David Duffy: Clydesdale Bank chief executive signs the first  of the new notes.
David Duffy: Clydesdale Bank chief executive signs the first of the new notes.

Clydesdale Bank has revealed its first £10 plastic banknote, featuring Scotland's Bard Robert Burns.

The bank's chief executive David Duffy has signed the first note, with production due to start later this year. The notes will enter circulation in 2017.

In March last year, the bank released a £5 plastic banknote - the first in Britain to do so.

The new note will continue to feature Robert Burns on the front, with the reverse displaying views of Edinburgh, including the castle.

After signing the new note, Mr Duffy said: "It’s a very exciting time for Clydesdale Bank and signing the new £10 note featuring Robert Burns underpins our commitment to building a strong standalone bank based here in Scotland that can provide a real challenge to the big UK banks.

"It’s a privilege to see my signature alongside his portrait.”

The bank introduces around £400m worth of new notes every year and is the largest issuer by volume of notes in Scotland.

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