These polymer £5 notes were issued by the Clydesdale Bank in 2016 (P235b) The previous year the Forth Railway Bridge which is illustrated on the back was inscribed as a World Heritage Site. The front has a portrait of Sir William Arrol, the engineer responsible for the construction of the bridge which was finished in 1890. The first notes the bank issued in 2016 had the prefix W/HS (World Heritage Site).
It was while J B Page was Chief Cashier at the Bank of England in the 1970s that the Pictorial £5 was introduced. The front of the note has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in State Robes alongside a medallion of Britannia and a vignette of Winged Victory. The back has a portrait of the first Duke of Wellington and a vignette from the Peninsular War. There were several varieties of the Page Pictorial £5 and this issue we can offer Uncirculated examples of the second and third varieties which were printed on giant web presses (B334 presented here and 336) The fronts were printed intaglio and the backs offset litho, shown by the addition a small L on the back. If you are missing these varieties- now is the time to add to your collection in Crisp Uncirculated
Choice examples of the Portrait £5 issued when J S Fforde was Chief Cashier (B312) The front features a youthful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and a young seated Britannia on the back Choice GEF. Limited availability.