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Banknotes are issued by three note-issuing banks in Scotland and by four in Northern Ireland.

These note issues, apart from small “authorised” issues, have to be backed pound for pound by Bank of England notes. Owing to the combined size of these issues – well over a billion pounds – it would be cumbersome for the Bank to hold ordinary Bank of England notes as cover. Instead, special one million pound notes are used. These notes are for internal use only and are never seen outside the Bank. Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are responsible for issuing their own notes.

The banks in Scotland are the Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank.

If you require more information the following contact details may be of use;

Scottish Clearing Banks
The Committee of Scottish Clearing Banks
38, Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh EH3 7SW
Tel: 0131 473 7770
www.scotbanks.org.uk

This site provides access to details about the banknotes issued by the three Scottish banks listed below;

Bank of Scotland
The Mound
Edinburgh EH1 1YZ
Tel: 0131 442 7777
www.bankofscotlandhalifax.co.uk

The Royal Bank of Scotland
42, St.Andrew Square
Edinburgh EH2 2YE
Tel: 0131 556 8555
www.rbs.co.uk

Clydesdale Bank plc
30, St.Vincent Place
Glasgow G1 2HL
Tel: 0141 248 7070
www.cbonline.co.uk

In Northern Ireland the banks are the Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern Bank and Ulster Bank.

If you require more information the following contact details may be of use.

Northern Ireland Banker’s Association
Stokes House 17-25,
College Square East
Belfast BT1 6DE

Other note issuing authorities in the United Kingdom are the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

If you require more information the following contact details may be of use.

The Treasury
Isle of Man Government
Bucks Road
Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 3PX

States of Jersey Treasury
States Treasury
Cyril Le Marquand House
PO Box 353
St Helier
Jersey JE4 8UL

States of Guernsey
The Charles Frossard House
PO Box 43
La Charroterie
St.Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 1FH

 

 

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