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Strong foundations

Changing for the better since 1838

We’ve played a valuable role in building vibrant local economies. We’ve supported people and schemes that have made ‘here’ a better place. From doing the small things differently, to investing in genuine innovations, we’re proud of what we’ve helped people achieve. Today we’re still backing people who have vision and ambition to get them to where they want to be. We've always helped you strive for financial independence. Now, as an independent bank once more, we're working as hard as ever to meet your expectations.

Our Story

A history of making a difference

Throughout our history we’ve supported people and schemes that have made ‘here’ a better place. It’s been a journey of progress and we’re not finished yet.

Find out moreabout our history of making a difference

Polymer £5 note from Clydesdale Bank

The cleaner and stronger banknote

Our latest banknotes include Great Britain’s first polymer £5 note and our £10 polymer note. These notes are cleaner and more durable than any other in the UK. A fitting tribute to our innovative heritage.

Find out moreabout the cleaner and stronger £5


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Wild about Scotland

Our partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) uses a double-decker bus to help bring Scotland’s wildlife and habitat to schools across the country. The bus brings our children a world of wonder they might not have had the chance to experience.

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

We're continuing to support Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance as the service goes from strength to strength. Based at Perth Airport, they’re saving lives across Scotland.

Count me in

‘Count me in 123’ scheme is a community-based programme we’re proud to support. It’s designed to help pre-school children learn to count. It’s a fun way for parents to teach their children important skills.