I have a friend going to Scotland and was planning on giving them money to give me Scottish pounds.
I already have all of the Bank of England pounds and don't need any more of those. But the Scottish pounds are another matter.
From what I've read Scottish pounds are issued by private banks. Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank. But I also get the impression Bank of England notes are legal tender in Scotland as well.
My question is... what's the best way to get these bank notes? If my friend tries to get them from a currency exchange place at, say, DFW or JFK or whatever is he likely to get Bank of England notes or would he be likely to get Scottish banknotes?
If you make a purchase from a business in Scotland what would you likely get back from there?
Like Vatican city has it's own Euros but you're not going to get Vatican City Euro in change from Vatican city. Only way you're gonna get them is buy buying a proof or uncirculated set.
Also, from what I've read online, it sounds like they use the same coins that the UK uses?