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Top 10 Scotland by Alastair Scott

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Banking and Communications

1. Currency

Britain’s currency is the pound sterling (£), divided into 100 pence (p). Scotland’s three banks each produce different notes but these, along with Bank of England and Northern Ireland notes, are all accepted throughout the UK. Scottish notes come in £1, £5, £10, £20, £50 and £100 denominations. Coins come as 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2.

2. Changing Money

Banks tend to offer the best exchange rates and are open 9am–5pm Mon–Fri. In remote areas you may find a mobile bank parked and open for business. Bureaux de Change work longer hours in the main cities and at airports but their commission charges can be high.

3. ATMs

ATMs can be found throughout the country, even in the Highlands and islands. Supermarkets ...

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