What currency is used in Scotland?


Quick Answer

Like the rest of the United Kingdom, the currency used in Scotland is the British pound. Scottish banks do print their own version of the pound, which are called Scottish notes. These notes are widely accepted across the United Kingdom but may be denied in rare cases.

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One pound is made up of 100 pence. Coins come in various forms including 1p, 2p, 5p and more. Notes printed from the bank include £5, £10, £20 and £50. When in Scotland, a person can freely use English notes just as easily as they can use Scottish notes. Tourists can easily convert their foreign money to pounds at banks and foreign exchange centers.

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