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dibzzz Posted on 26/10 13:33
Scottish money, why do we treat it like dirt?

I was in the local last night with my Dad and Uncle, me dad got a Scottish tenner in his change when it was his round, he had a look on his face as if someone had just spat in his pint, needless to say when it was his round again he used the Scottish tenner.

My uncle said he was in the club last week and they wouldn't accept a Scottish fiver, is that legal?

What's the big deal? it's all leagal tender.

London_Boro Posted on 26/10 13:37
re: Scottish money, why do we treat it like dirt?

Cos it's smelly and drenched in Irn-Bru!!

captain5 Posted on 26/10 13:44
re: Scottish money, why do we treat it like dirt?

Anything that you would accept as payment is legal tender.

There's nothing to say that any vendor has to accept a certain sort of payment. That's why you can get away with not accepting higher denomination notes.

mboro19 Posted on 26/10 13:47
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where i work we dont take scottish 5 notes because there are so many forgeries about and no sure way of telling if theyre genuine or not.

George1507 Posted on 26/10 13:51
re: Scottish money, why do we treat it like dirt?

There was a counterfeit ring operating in Glasgow, recently busted. They have been flooding Clydesdale and RBS bank notes into the market, so there is some justification for being careful.

scuzzmonster Posted on 26/10 14:07
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It's always been that way. I always try and unload any Scottish paper before returning south. The Isle of Man stuff used to be even worse for getting accepted though I haven't seen any for a while. Does anyone know if they still use those laminate-style pound notes?

lostmylipstickinrome Posted on 26/10 14:07
re: Scottish money, why do we treat it like dirt?

unfortunately they are not legal tender, see below and on top of that the powers that be north of the border insist on three different banks producing notes making it virtually impossible for us down here to keep up with them/spot forgeries!

Scottish banknotes are not "legal tender" ie someone owed money can legally refuse to accept them. In Scotland, earlier legislation restricted legal tender status to Bank of England one pound notes. When these were withdrawn, in 1983, the legislation was not amended. So since then, Scotland has had no "legal tender" banknotes but this technicality has not caused any problems!

dibzzz Posted on 26/10 14:08
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Surely there's more counterfiet English money out there though?

lostmylipstickinrome Posted on 26/10 14:13
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Probably is but the poor sod serving hasn't got a chance spotting Scottish duds - they've probably never even seen all of the notes produced.

harry_x Posted on 26/10 14:36
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It's the Mickey Thomas welsh 10 notes I'm worried about

The_DiasBoro Posted on 26/10 15:48
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I asked for a pound note in my change at a Scottish post office counter, as a souvenir. The guy gave me one and said 'you know they've stop issuing those down south". It was only 2 years ago!