The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the latest of its Fabric of Nature banknotes, featuring a design that aims to provide a more "unusual" representation of the nation.
The £20 notes are the third in the series developed by a team of Scottish creatives comprising Edinburgh design agency Nile, Glasgow studio O Street and currency specialist De La Rue.
Each aspect of the design, from the typography to the illustrated animals and bespoke-designed textile backgrounds, represents something meaningful to the people of Scotland.
Nile conducted a thorough investigation to find out what the Scottish public would like to see on their banknotes, with over one thousand users contributing their opinions through co-design sessions and online communities.
"The idea of creating stories that are a bit more unusual and avoiding pictures of thistles and men with beards was a key finding from the research," said Freer.
"The theme of nature and the cultural elements that surrounds it emerged as something that people in Scotland are particularly proud of," he added.
Source: Alyn Griffiths