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The design of a special edition Ryder Cup £5 bank-note has been unveiled.

The prestigious golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States will take place at Gleneagles in Perthshire in September.

The commemorative bank note, which can be used as normal currency anywhere in the UK, will be available to ticket-holders at the event.

The memento will be on sale online as part of official Ryder Cup commemorative packages, which cost £20.

The notes will not be in general circulation, however they will be legal currency.

The Ryder Cup, which is held every two years, has become one of the world's most famous sporting events and attracts a global audience.

Richard Hills, Europe's Ryder Cup director, said: "Bank notes are part of a stable of collectible items that people love to buy, or give as a gift, to commemorate major events.

"They don't come much bigger than The Ryder Cup and we know that many people will want that special memento to mark the time it came to Scotland."

The bank note will be printed on hybrid paper, a mix of traditional cotton paper and polyester plastic materials, which should make it more durable and resistant to staining.

On the front of the note, the design includes a see-through window in the shape of The Ryder Cup.

The banknote will be the first to contain the signature of new RBS chief executive Ross McEwan.

Ken Barclay, RBS Chairman in Scotland, said: "RBS has a long history of issuing commemorative bank notes and supporting golf in Scotland and it means a lot to be able to mark The Ryder Cup's arrival here for the first time in over 40 years."

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  87.  
    Update from the Games 12:13:

    In the lawn bowls, Scotland's Open Triples team make it two wins out of two matches following their victory over Wales. Their next match is against England between 15:45 and 18:00 BST.

    At the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Scotland's Jon Hammond and Neil Stirton have both qualified for the final of the 50m rifle 3 position. The final starts at 15:30 BST.

    In the wrestling, Brian Harper was defeated by Shane Parker in the round of 16.

    Daniel Wallace

    Daniel Wallace won his 200m individual medley heat and has gone through to tonight's final at 19:47 BST. Scotland's women finished third in their 4x100m medley relay heat and qualified for the final tonight, which will take place around 21:00 BST.

    Gillian Edwards lost 4-2 to Guernsey's Alice Loveridge in her women's singles table tennis, while Meggan Dawson-Farrell finished fourth in her T54 1500m heat and will have to wait and see if she qualifies for the final.

     
  88.  
    Wallace monumental 12:01: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: #2014swimming - @danwallace_ wins his 200m individual medley heat.

    Wallace wins race at Glasgow 2014
     
  89.  
    Badminton mishap 11:56:

    Badminton can be a dangerous game, it seems.

    Watch as official Jim Gauld is hit in the face by a shuttlecock following a miss-hit shot by Kenya's Joseph Matheri Githitu.

    Jim Gauld hit in face with shuttlecock

    Thankfully Gauld saw the funny side.

     
  90.  
    On today's show 11:50: John Beattie BBC Scotland

    Today, we will be discussing tourism and the Commonwealth Games. Is Glasgow 2014 the best tourism advert for Scotland ever?

    We've also been to Kiwi House to find out how they've liked the city and how they've claimed a bit of Scotland as their own.

    We will also be live at Cathkin Braes for the mountain biking. Join us from noon on BBC Radio Scotland or listen online.

     
  91.  
    House price rise 11:30:

    Average house prices in Scotland have risen by 5.9%, according to the latest figures from Registers of Scotland.

    It said the average cost of a home, in the three months to June, now stood at just over £162,000.

     
  92.  
    Nigerian athlete fails drugs test 11:21: Via Twitter Chris McLaughlin Commonwealth Games reporter, BBC Sport

    tweets: Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha becomes the first athlete to fail a drugs test during #Glasgow2014 Games.

     
  93.  
    Harry photobomb 11:07:

    Following the Queen's unexpected photobomb of the Aussie team last week, it seems Prince Harry wants a piece of the action too.

    Prince Harry photobomb

    The prince gave a cheeky thumbs up to Glasgow 2014 after finding his way in to this Commonwealth Games Federation picture.

    Have you been photobombed by a royal? Or an athlete? Tweet us your pics using #ScotlandLive, or email them here.

     
  94.  
    Highlights from day five 10:48:

    BBC Scotland's Andy Burke rounds up yesterday's Commonwealth Games highlights for the host nation.

    Libby Clegg

    His video features Libby Clegg, Laura Muir, Ross Murdoch, Joe Ham, lawn bowls, shooting and gymnastics.

     
  95.  
    The germ-spreading handshake - your views 10:43: Via SMS

    Norrie: If folk would just wash their hands there would be no problems. What next? Ban kissing and rubbing noses!!

    Helen in Cumbernauld: Get a life, what about our exposure and handling of coins, money, keyboards, mobile phones and chopping boards in our kitchens? They probably contain more bacteria. Good hand washing and building immunity would b better.

    Jim Robb: This is getting silly. Wash your hands at the appropriate time and live a little!

     
  96.  
    Wrestling action 10:33: Via Twitter BBC Sport Scotland

    tweets: Watch live wrestling featuring Scots Ross McFarlane, Brian Harper, and Donna and Fiona Robertson.

     
  97.  
    Spectacular stunts 10:22:

    Stunt rider Danny MacAskill will perform some spectacular tricks as part of the BBC at the Quay entertainment festival from 11.00.

    Danny MacAskill

    If you're a classical music lover, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be playing scores from Hollywood movies such as ET, Superman and Jurassic Park at Glasgow Green between 14:00 and 15:00.

    There will also be a Prom concert featuring folk singer Rachel Sermanni from 18:30.

     
  98.  
    Stop and search - your views 10:08: Via SMS

    H in Edinburgh: Just let police do their job. We can't do without them. If you have nothing to hide then nothing to fear.

    Al in Edinburgh: The new police state Police Scotland imposing Strathclyde policies on a one-fits-all basis is alienating the public.

    Mags: I have no problems with stop and search. It's just like CCTV, if you have nothing to hide then what's the problem? Some people talk about CCTV being an infringement on our rights but how many criminals, sex attackers etc have been caught on camera?

     
  99.  
    Murder charge 09:55:

    Police Scotland say the attack on Edinburgh pensioner Eleanor Whitelaw in her Morningside home is now being treated as murder.

    Robert Buczek, 23, was initially charged with attempted murder and assault to severe injury and danger of life when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

    Mrs Whitelaw, 85, was taken to hospital two weeks ago, but it was announced earlier this morning that she had died.

     
  100.  
    A lasting legacy? 09:41:

    Last week we asked you to help us track down pupils from Glasgow's St Mungo's Academy in Bridgeton, who spoke to the BBC in 2007, just minutes before the city found out its bid to host the Commonwealth Games had been successful.

    With your help we found them.

    Sean Bell and Hayley Mitchell

    They were the east end's new generation, who could be in line to benefit from promises of jobs, homes and new opportunities - if the Games came to Glasgow.

    So, did the Games deliver? Find out here.

     

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