Isn't it true that the Bank of England was founded by a Scotsman?
Not sure if "founded" is the right word, bazza, although that is the popular wisdom, I believe it was actually founded by Act of Parliament, but yes it could be said that the Bank Of England was founded by a Scot. And the Bank Of Scotland was founded by an Englishman called John Holland.
Neither is an excuse for the current "Celtgelt" £20.00 note featuring Adam Smith. Scotland has its own UK currency and can feature its own luminaries on its own bank notes. As I say, I'd much rather see people representing ethnic minority groups on English bank notes, a reflection of modern-day England.
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