Scotland, our bearded and gingerish brethren, have just decided to put poet and novelist Nan Shepherd on the next Bank of Scotland £5 note.

Shepherd will bring the number of women who appear on bank notes across the world to a grand total of 47. The note is said to be being released into circulation at the end of 2016.

The poet is famous for her non-fiction work, “The Living Mountain”, which is about the Cairngorms, as well as her career, during which she was a teacher of teachers.

Another famous lady, scientist Mary Somerville, will feature on the £10 note, which will be available in 2017.

Mary was the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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It would appear Scotland is outdoing the rest of the UK, as the Bank of England announced that (male) artist JMW Turner would be appearing on the £20 note. But not until 2020, the same year that Elizabeth Fry, a renowned prison reformer, will replace Sir Winston Churchill on the British £5.