June 16, 2006

Royal Bank of Scotland


This rather grand looking building is the paper headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, one of the ten largest banking corporations in the world. Most of the HQ work is actually done in less grand looking office buildings, but this address on St Andrew's Square gives a better impression than some faceless business park on the edge of town. There is still a branch inside and if you're looking for somewhere to change money, whether from euros, dollars or even from English notes to Scottish notes, then the sumptious banking hall inside is worth a visit. The RBS is also a major sponsor in the world of sport, investing heavily in Europe's premier rugby tournament, the annual six nations championship involving Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy and England.

5 comments:

Pamela said...

Thanks Grant. It's nice to know where my couple of quid in bank fees is going. :)

Nerissa said...

oh oh oh!! I think this is where some of my ancestors worked!

shell said...

It's a frightening building. I think only locals know that there are two cash machines (ATMs) hidden just inside the entrance. Nobody else dares enter... :)

Grant F said...

for some things, it's good that only locals know... but as for locations of ATMs in grand settings, we're happy to share!

shell said...

Same reasons only tourists use the sole ATM on Princess Street... which happens to charge 75p per transaction? :D Shhhh.

Halve expect to see you at OT today...