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Last updated : Nov 2009
Scotland Currencey
Scotland Currency and Bank information -
Pound (£) = 100 pence. Notes in denominations of £50, 20, 10 and 5. Additional notes issued by Scottish banks are legal tender in all parts of the UK. Coins in denominations of £2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pence.

Currency exchange

Money can be exchanged in exchange bureaux, banks and many hotels. The exchange bureaux are generally open outside banking hours but charge higher commission rates. Most currencies can be exchanged. Cash can be obtained from ATMs available across the country.

Credit & debit cards in Scotland

MasterCard, Diners Club, Visa and American Express are accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for merchant acceptability and other services.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted but to avoid exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators

The following are included as a guide to the movements of Sterling against the US Dollar:
Date Nov’07
Banking hours

Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 hours (with some variations in closing times). Some branches are open Saturday morning.


See the individual Money sections within the Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland sections for more information on currency of these regions.
Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques American Express information
Travellers Cheques Visa Information of how to obtain visa
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards