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Bill Kidd welcomes innovative new bank notes

Glasgow Anniesland MSP Bill Kidd has welcomed the introduction of the new Clydesdale Bank £5 polymer bank note. The Clydesdale Bank has been issuing notes since 1838, and this new innovation is more secure, cleaner and more durable than traditional paper notes. The note commemorates the Scottish designer and manufacturer Sir William Arrol, and the Forth Rail Bridge, which was designed by Arrol's Glasgow's based engineering company.

Commenting on the launch of the new bank note, Bill said:

"I welcome this innovation in bank notes in Scotland, which has proven to be successful in other parts of the world. This is a cleaner and more long lasting note, offering better security and confidence to consumers. 

"Putting more money in people's pockets in these straitened financial times is of great concern to me; I hope that an the expansion of the SNP MPs in Westminster will go some way to achieving a change in the austerity politics and severe cuts we've seen in recent years."

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