Scottish ten pound note

I was suprised to find one issued to me by an ATM and then a local retailer was dubious about accepting it.
These ARE legal tender in England ???
- I can't find a conclusive answer on google.
Thanks
Reply to
John Burke

No - it may be more difficult for retailers to spot a fake - but it shouldn't really cause any problems. In the past we used to worry about taking Scottish notes South, but all the motorway service stations on the main routes seem quite prepared to take them now.
I once bought some fast food in Covent Garden. The retailer baulked at my Scottish 20, but when she recognised I wasn't going to offer any alternative means of payment and intended walking away it suddenly became acceptable.
In the last couple of years I have bought both a caravan and a car in England and on both occasions I asked the bank for English notes however. For the caravan I decided it was safer, but for the car the seller specifically asked.
Neb
Reply to
Nebulous
yes scottish notes are legal tender in england. scotland not a foreign country it s part of the uk. if you go to scotland with englsih notes they happily accept them. scottish notes are issued by Royal bank of scotland, clydesdale and bank of scotland.
notes in northern ireland are issued by bank of northern ireland and are legal tender on the mainland. as long as it says pound sterling then its legal tender no matter where they are issued within the u.k. also if you also explain you are legally bound to take it. as spadger wrote. if they also if they had anti fraud pen to check notes it would save you embarresment
if you think any notes are suspicous you can get them checked by your banks branch.
its lack of education and ignorance within retailers to educate their staff of the legal tenders of the u.k. i live scotland but from originally from north of england, when i go back home to visit family. when i go into shops to buy something i have wod of scottish £10's £20's and give the scottish notes to the cashier look gormless and ask me if it is legal tender, so i say to them read the £10 note and does it say pound sterling. then i say to them you've just answered your own question.
it anoys the hell out of me when i am shopping in the north of england. cause when you are in the que and cashier says "is this legal or we cant accept that" as it causes embarresment as other shoppers look at you if you are a dodge geezer.
Reply to
Rob S
In fact in Scotland, no notes, whether, Scottish or even Bank of England, are "Legal Tender".
Regards, Ian
Reply to
Ian
Scottish bank notes are not legal tender in England or Scotland.
Practically everything you wrote was wrong.
Reply to
PeterSaxton

No note have been legal tender in Scotland since the BoE £1 note was withdrawn.
Reading around on this I found a claim by "someone in a forum" that the new Citizenship course says that all UK shops must accept them. So they have not been checking their facts.
Reply to
Rob.
wrote:

People often seem to misinterpret the phrase "Legal Tender" as meaning that a shop must accept certain banknotes as payment for something.
"Legal Tender" doesn't mean that at all. You can't force a shop to accept anything in payment if they don't want it. A shop is not under any obligation to sell anything, and at the end of the day they can just say they don't want to go through with the sale if they're not happy with the form of payment being offered.
Chris
Reply to
Chris Blunt

True. Offering legal tender is simply a valid defence if payment for a debt has been refused.
Reply to
PeterSaxton
The retailer can choose not to accept it in payment.
(And, in terms of legal tender, they are not legal tender.)
However, I recall during the Wilson era my mother visiting England and trying to pay in Scottish banknotes. The trader asked if they were real and whether they were worth the same as English notes.
"Yes, they're worth the same," she said, "We had to devalue them at the same time you devalued yours!"
Toom
Reply to
Toom Tabard

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