Bank of England Chief Cashier visits East Renfrewshire school Bank of England Chief Cashier visits East Renfrewshire school
Pupils at Eastwood High enjoyed a talk by a very special guest yesterday – the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. Victoria Cleland... Bank of England Chief Cashier visits East Renfrewshire school

Pupils at Eastwood High enjoyed a talk by a very special guest yesterday – the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England.

Victoria Cleland was at the school to give S3 pupils some insight into the design and manufacture of banknotes.

Bank of England Chief Cashier visits school

Ms Cleland’s signature has appeared on £10, £20 and £50 Bank of England notes since March.

She spoke to pupils studying graphic communication and design and manufacture.

The talk focused on the design and production processes of manufacturing banknotes, as well as the constraints and security elements of creating them.

Stuart Maxwell of Eastwood High School said “It was a very interesting and successful visit and it was an honour to be chosen to host the talk.

“Her visit coincided with the campaign for the public to take part in a consultation relating to who should appear on the next £20 note.”

The visit was part of a tour of Scotland that Ms Cleland is making.

She has been Chief Cashier and Director for Notes for the Bank of England since last year.

As well as signing the banknotes, she is responsible for meeting public demand for notes and maintaining confidence in the currency.