A NEW Bank of Scotland £10 polymer note which comes into circulation tomorrow will help raise money for charity Mental Health UK.

With the note’s lauch taking place on World Mental Health Day, the bank will auction 94 of its new £10 polymer bank notes with rare serial numbers, as well as an uncut sheet of polymer containing 45 notes.

The auction will be held by Spink UK, with online and telephone bidding available.

Bank of Scotland, as part of Lloyds Banking Group, has a charity partnership in 2017 and 2018 with Mental Health UK. Staff have already raised £3 million for the charity.

The note retains the portrait of Sir Walter Scott and images of the Mound in Edinburgh and Glenfinnan Viaduct. It incorporates the enhanced security features introduced on the polymer £5 note, including the anti-counterfeit “window effect” built into the windows of the image of the Mound, as well as a new Tactile Emboss feature to help blind and partially sighted people to identify the note.

The bank’s treasurer, Philip Grant, said: “Not only will the new polymer £10 provide enhanced security and durability, I’m also very proud that we have been able to identify this special opportunity to support Mental Health UK.”