Prize Draw for £100 note

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To enter our prize draw come along to one of our meetings, or contact us through this website, and buy one or more of 100 numbered squares for £5 a square.

The star prize is the £100 note and there will be another £100 worth of other prizes.

Jim Neill has been having a closer look at our note, he writes:

We do not, in the normal scheme of things, spend much time examining our currency, but this note commands scrutiny.

One hundred pound notes do not grow on trees – but through the generosity of local businessman, Mr David Frood, Strathblane Heritage owns such a note….and it could be yours. Our note was issued by the Bank of Scotland in May 2022, its pristine condition guaranteed by the tidy frame which guards it.

This is not just a utilitarian artefact. It is a minor work of art. An item of national heritage. If one lacks a pressing need to spend it, it would make a worthy addition to the decor of any room, understated but eloquent …. what would it say about its owner?   Who would not love it hanging on their wall?

  • First, and most prominent, the well known features of Sir Walter Scott, whose pen helped to save Scotland’s note issue at a time of great threat from the Government in London.  
  • Alongside him, the Headquarters of the Bank of Scotland, with its prominent dome, which shows so spectacularly on the skyline of Edinburgh, just to the left of the castle when viewed from Waverley Station. 
  • The Bank’s ornate historic crest. The Bank is one of Scotland’s oldest businesses, established in 1695.
  • Not one, but four beautifully drawn thistles.. that ubiquitous emblem of ours.
  • Within the figures £100, showing value, there is a  security feature which adds an element of magic.  As the note is moved in the light different colours flash and twinkle. These flashes are technically known as “sparks.”
  • A holograph foil strip featuring Dr Fiona Murray
  • This foil strip is repeated on the reverse, but the main area is taken up by a commanding  portrait of Dr Murray.  Fiona Murray was a medical pioneer. She was born in Dumfries in 1869, she died in 1923. On the top left of the note is a quote from Dr Murray, obviously a woman to be reckoned with.
  • You have not only got to do a good job, you have got to do a superior job.  What would be accepted from a man will not be accepted from a woman.”  

BBC NEWS 1 June – Scottish £100 banknote among the world’s ‘most beautiful’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-65782157

What is it they say?

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT. 

Good luck

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