RBS plastic tenner will feature Scots maths genius Mary Somerville


RBS £10 note Mary SommervilleGETTY/RBS

The new £10 note from RBS liking feature Scots astronomer and mathematician Mary Somerville

The note, 15 per cent smaller than those currently in proclamation, will feature Scots astronomer and mathematician Mary Somerville.

RBS chief principal Ross McEwan said: “It has been 30 years since we displayed a new £10 note and as the Royal Bank of Scotland, we wanted the public to serve influence the design.

“They helped us consider the impact Mary Somerville has had on our sapience of the world. It is fitting that our most advanced note yet will release her portrait.”

For the first time, the bank will include Braille on the note to resist the visually impaired.


The Royal Bank of Scotland’s first shapeable £10 note will be released on October 4

The face of the polymer £20 has been revealed as Glasgow benefactress Catherine Cranston, who become famous because of her stylish tearooms in the burgh.

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