Ahead of this Sunday’s International Women’s Day, the Royal Bank of Scotland has launched its first new £20 note for 23 years - the first of that denomination to feature a woman other than the Queen on its face. The polymer note features 19th century Glasgow female entrepreneur Kate Cranston, of Charles Rennie Mackintosh tearoom fame.

The reverse side of the note features illustrations of red squirrels, blaeberry and extracts from 16th century Scottish poet Mark Alexander Boyd’s work, Cupid and Venus.

The note was designed in partnership with a number of Glasgow arts organisations and designers, including Graven Images, Nile, Stucco, Timrous Beasties, O’Street and the Glasgow School of Art.