- Do English shops need to take Scottish ,N.I notes?
Scottish notes are not legal tender, not even in Scotland.
edit – too slow to check my facts!Posted 4 years agoIanMunroMember
Of course they have to take it, it’s sterling, by law they must take it. It’s only ignorance that stops them.
Err no. They can choose, or not choose to take whatever they like.Posted 4 years ago
You can walk into a shop and try and buy something with say one thousand 1p coins and they’re quite within their rights to refuse you. Likewise they can choose to accept Euros, shiny pebbles or sea shells in exchange for goods. You offer them something, they give you something in return for that offering. That’s pretty much all a shop does.
To the OP – I can see that if you only come across them occasionally, it might be difficult to work out whether or not they are genuine.
However, in all the times I’ve shopped, paid bar bills etc in England (and I lived there for two years), I have NEVER been turned away for having Scottish notes.Posted 4 years ago
There’s 3 different sets of Scottish bank notes ( I think) we have no way of knowing what’s good or not.Posted 4 years ago
The recent £50 forgeries are extremely difficult to detect.
When you have dodgy people buying a £1.99 card with a £20 note as a retailer alarm bells start to ring.
There’s nothing like the bank taking your money away saying they are forgeries to ruin your day.athgrayMember
I would not have thought someone breaking a £20 on a £1.99 card would be out of the ordinary. I have found no real problems spending Scottish money in England although it does often get held up to the light. I can understand as cashiers may see few of them. I used to work behind the till in Scotland and I often did the same with Bank of Ulster notes.Posted 4 years agoask1974Member
Really are you that much of a xenophobic freak, I work behind a bar part time and I’m more than happy taking them.
Your boss must be ecstatic with your liberal view on exchange of goods for cash… Baring in mind the way criminals specifically target currencies in limited circulation you’re the best kind of target. Where do you work again?Posted 4 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
However, in all the times I’ve shopped, paid bar bills etc in England (and I lived there for two years), I have NEVER been turned away for having Scottish notes.
On holiday in Cornwall several years ago we stopped at a pub for lunch and a few drinks. The barman suggested we start a tab and he kept a credit card behind the counter – fine, I thought. And then we came to pay and he informed that they don’t take cards – cash only. Fine, here’s more than enough in cash… Scottish notes.
I don’t often lose my rag in public… in this instance Cornwall bore witness to a large-ish semi-Scotsman losing his in style!
👿Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
You’re not required to take anyone’s money, whether it’s scottish or english or martian.
Verification’s much the same as with english notes- UV reactives, plastic “foil” in the paper, the weight and feel of the note should be pretty much identical to an english one. If it’s good enough to fool you then it’ll probably get past your bank too, stick it in the middle of a pay-in 😉
TBH it used to be a much bigger problem, back when nobody in england had heard of Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland. These days, everyone’s heard of them on account of they blew up the economy 😆Posted 4 years agoiain1775Subscriber
When I come back from working in Scotland I use any I have in the self service checkouts at Asda
They accept them and it saves any uncomfortableness for either party if I handed them over a normal till
Actually thinking about it how do those self service machines check if a note is fake?Posted 4 years agopiemonsterMember
Slightly o/t but the presence of a large amount of Scottish notes in cash at work is usually a good indicator of it being drugs money, so dealers and wholesalers down south are happy to take them
Dread to think what the 73kg of foreign and frequently defunct coins I death with the other day indicates.Posted 4 years ago
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