Skip Navigation

Money!!!!

Travel Forums General Talk Money!!!!

1. Posted by Bento (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi
I just arrived in Krakow, Poland last night.
The city is nice and I really enjoy it but something's really annoying me... I got plenty of scotish bill with me and I want to exchange it. Surprisingly I CANT!!!! the don t accept it!

What can I do??
I'm stuck now with scotish money that I can't use and it's mostly all I have!!

Thanks you for answering me soon...I'm nearly from beeing in deep shit! :(

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Scottish money is sterling lm assuming issued by the bank of Scotland? If so have you simply been trying hotel exchange desks etc have you gone into a bank and tried to exchange it? If you try to point out to someone it is sterling (which is should say on the note) it might make a difference?

Good luck!

3. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

This is such a common hastle with scots notes.
There are loads of places in England that won't take scottish notes, so i'm not supprised. Even though it's illegal to refuse it if offered.

Because everywhere just assumes it should be Bank of England, and that Scotland dosen't print it's own let alone each bank doing their part.

The bad news is that unless you can convince a bank or post office to change it you will have to resort to withdrawing via Debit/credit card.
Although it's Sterling, it is only is legal tender on demand in the UK. I'd point out that since Poland is now part of the EU, they will be contravening some currency convention - it's worth a try.
Good luck