Clydesdale Bank's polymer notes enter production

Clydesdale Bank's £5 polymer banknote is now in full production and will start to replace the paper version in September.

Clydesdale chief David Duffy checks the notes at De La Rue's printing plant. Picture: Contributed

The longer-lasting and waterproof note is being printed by De La Rue and includes a security feature of an image of Scotland that changes colour as the note is moved and tilted.

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David Duffy, Clydesdale Bank’s chief executive, said the note had proved “extremely popular” with the public, businesses and collectors who had seen it.

A £10 polymer note will be launched in 2017. Clydesdale Bank introduces about £400 million worth of new notes every year and in 2015 reached the milestone of having more than £2 billion worth of notes in circulation on a single day.