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English banknotes (Bank of England)The majority of sterling notes are printed by the Bank of England. These are legal tender in England and Wales, and are always accepted by traders throughout the UK. Bank of England notes are generally accepted in the Overseas Territories which are at parity with sterling. In Gibraltar, there are examples of pairs of automatic cash dispensers placed together, one stocked with English notes, the other with local ones.
Scottish banknotesThese are the recognised currency in Scotland, but are not legal tender.
Law 'hinders' Scottish bank notes
Contract laws allowing traders to refuse custom are a barrier to Scottish bank notes being accepted across the UK,
the Scottish secretary has said.
Although a number of Scottish banks issue notes they are not backed by the force of law anywhere in the UK.
Des Browne told MPs at Westminster it was an "irritation" but Scots should keep insisting the notes were good.
His comments came after the issue was raised at Scottish Questions by Liberal Democrat MP Malcolm Bruce.
The only notes that carry the force of law are those issued by the Bank of England.
reply to post by larapa
Its narrrow minded views like that that is fuelling indepedence up here.
Have you watched benefits street? (Enough said)
reply to post by coolcatt
it seems to make you quite angry... but you're wrong, the pound is as much yours as it is ours and since currency is made up of just pieces of paper the name of the currency in this case is arbitrary...
and I actually have nothing against the English, I wish you all the best and hope that you escape the tories and the house of lords also, this is just our way of doing it...
and the united kingdom came about when King James the 7th of Scotland became also King James the 2nd of England through succession...
the marriage of the crowns and we are keeping the queen as head of state unfortunately, so we'll still be the united kingdom....
its Britain we are leaving and since Britain is a member of the E.U. with us as part of what the current definition of Britain is (land size and member amount wise) then we could just as easily say New Britain would have to reapply to the E.U. also but we wouldn't say that because it's ridiculous and the E.U. will have us both... as its growing not shrinking and now even includes Romania...
yet people think they'll refuse Scotland and I always find it funny people using the europe wont accept you argument when the Tories are planning a referendum next year with the hopes of Britain leaving the E.U. ....
reply to post by michael1888
Your Mps voted for us not to have it.. and social policy.. does not a banana republic make, management of finances and corruption do... Jobs for the boys..
The amount of smearing and propaganda on both sides of the debate is ridiculous. We will never know how it will effect us until we do get the yes vote. Coming from the West side of Scotland and from an Irish background, I would definently welcome it. My family were chased from their homes in Ireland and were told they have 2 hours to collect their belongings, their property now belongs to the crown. I have a bitter feeling towards the UK for this. I want to be part of a peaceful country, free of greed and corruption.