NT4936 : Royal Bank of Scotland (3) - plaque, 35 Bank Street, Galashiels

taken 5 years ago, near to Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Royal Bank of Scotland (3) - plaque, 35 Bank Street, Galashiels
Royal Bank of Scotland (3) - plaque, 35 Bank Street, Galashiels
This plaque, relating to Sir Walter Scott, is on the Bank Close frontage of the bank.

The text reads:- "In a building on this site Sir Walter Scott, Bt. was entertained by the Galashiels Manufacturers Corporation after receiving his Baronetcy at the hands of his Sovereign George IV. 1821 Robert Walker, Deacon."

The Manufacturers Corporation was established in 1777 and was involved in the textile industry and a few years later established a cloth hall and warehouse in the town. Maybe the building they entertained Sir Walter in was owned by them or was a hotel or similar. But in 1825 a bank was built on this site, later replaced by the present building.

NT4936 : Royal Bank of Scotland (1), 35 Bank Street, Galashiels.
NT4936 : Royal Bank of Scotland (2) - crest, 35 Bank Street, Galashiels.
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 21 March, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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