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This note commemorated the centenary of the death of the famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.

Stevenson's best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The reverse of the Ilay series £1 was completely redesigned for this note and its special features included:

  • a portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Stevenson's early home in Edinburgh and his final home on Samoa
  • a montage of characters and events from his books
  • serial numbers with the prefix RLS.