Those of you who have been following my work over the years will know that a few years ago I announced that one of my aerial images had been licensed for the first polymer banknote in the UK. From that, I was featured in national media and even interviewed on TV!
I cannot tell you how happy and honoured I was to be featured on currency! Every time, even today, when I get given that note in my change, I always smile and I still get asked to sign them every now and again.
I have said in my talks over the years, that it was a once in a lifetime event and one I would cherish for a very very long time so imagine my surprise when I had another image licensed which is released today: the £20 polymer note from the Bank of Scotland, featuring a more recent aerial image of the Forth Bridges.
You may recall this image was taken a couple of years back during a flight over Edinburgh where I also flew over The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (https://www.edintattoo.co.uk) and there is a video on YouTube where you can see a preview of our trip.
As you can imagine, I am very happy to see the image on the note and can’t wait to get my hands on the notes themselves. There are actually two versions of it, one features the Forth Bridge and a commemorative one featuring the Queensferry Crossing but both use my image in the hologram/security part of the note.
Just waiting on receiving the large version of the note to add to my collection but to now have two bank notes to my name - what a feeling!