Memory Bank: The History of The Royal Bank of Scotland

Memory Bank: The History of The Royal Bank of Scotland
6 South Gyle Crescent Lane
EH12 9EG




020 7615 6127


020 7837 7560

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, founded in 1727, boasts a pedigree of great age, diversity and distinction. Our history is very much the story of banking in the British Isles over the past four centuries. The Memory Bank reflects that important and colourful heritage. Explore the distinguished history of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Find out about our present and past constituents, our banknotes and our banking innovations. Here you can also learn about the development of the British banking industry to set our story in context. Find out more about our important archive collections - what historical records we hold and how you can use them. Here you can consult our online archive guide and discover what other sources are available for researching British banking history. Access online heritage-based teaching resources for 7-16 year olds. This is a National Grid for Learning site intended primarily for teachers. These resources are designed to support the delivery of the National Guidelines and National Curriculum in the classroom.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Collection details

Coins and Medals, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Royal Bank of Scotland history
  • Banking history