This booklet is the first in a series (a full list of
titles is given on the back cover) produced by the Institute of Bankers
in Scotland. The original text was written in 1949 by Frank Taylor, then
the General Secretary of the Institute, but this new edition has been
completely revised and updated.
The booklet gives a brief introduction to the origins
and developments of Scottish Banking which, in spite of mergers and
takeovers, still retains some of the unique flavour which at one time
made it the most advanced banking system in the world.
The booklet is an ideal introduction to the Scottish
Banking system for new recruits to the Banks who intend to study for the
Institute's examinations and should also be a useful reference source
for the practising banker and the general reader seeking a brief
introduction to the Scottish Banking scene.
The author, Dr Charles Munn, is a lecturer in History
at the University of Glasgow and author of the book The Scottish
Provincial Banking Companies, 1747-1864.
ISBN: 0 901473 07 3