Beautiful printed certificate from the Bank of Scotland issued in 1973. This historic document has a vignette of the company's logo. This item has am embossed seal on its face and is over 32 years old. Bank of Scotland was established by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland on 17th July 1695 "for the Carrying on and Managing of a Publick Bank". It is the only bank ever to be founded by such an Act and the only commercial institution created by the Scots Parliament which is still in existence. It is also unique in being the oldest surviving UK clearing bank founded specifically to make a business of banking.