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This design was introduced in October 2016, replacing the Ilay series £5 note which had been in circulation since 1987.

This was the bank's first issue on a polymer substrate, and features a portrait of the Scottish writer Nan Shepherd (1893-1981) on one side and an illustration of mackerel on the other.

Other design features include a herringbone tweed pattern; woad flowers; and a quotation from poet Sorley MacLean (1911-1996).