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12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Neal had such a time trying to exchange pound notes from Northern Ireland over here. The teller kept asking him why there wasn't a picture of the queen on the back... In the end she understood, but people are so used to seeing the English notes...

13. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

If you have some Scottish money you need to get rid of let me know and I'll arrange to take care of it for you.

14. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 7y

Quoting mikeyBoab

I've never had any problem using Scottish money in England but the shops are within their rights to refuse it as it isn't legal tender. In fact, Scottish money isn't even legal tender in Scotland - a little known fact.

Northern Irish money is generally accepted in Scotland in shops but people are quite funny about getting it in their change; again, it's not legal tender.

I just won another £20 on this one.

English pound notes are only legal tender in england and wales, scottish & nothern ireland notes are only promisary notes issued by their respective banks (treated as legal tender but are not).
It's only the coins that are legal tender throughout the united kingdom (and the restrictions on that are quite tight e.g. 20p of 1p's)

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