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Keppie makes it on to Scotland's £20 note

Keppie Design's recently completed Clydesdale Bank Exchange building in Glasgow is to appear on a special edition £20 note.

The Clydesdale is one of three banks allowed to issue its own currency in Scotland, and the launch of the new note coincides with the official opening of the £30 million Exchange development.

The eight-storey building, on the corner of Waterloo Street and Wellington Street, was developed with CALA Properties and houses the bank's Financial Solutions Centre.

CALA's managing director Alasdair McConnell said: 'I am flattered that the building had been noted by Clydesdale Bank.'

This is not the first time a Keppie building has featured on a Scottish note. Back in 1999, to celebrate Glasgow's City of Architecture and Design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Herald building - now the Lighthouse - was featured on a £20 note.

Built between 1893 and 1895, the building was designed while the Arts and Crafts master was working for Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh.

by Richard Waite

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