Linda's travel tips
We use the same money as the rest of the United Kingdom but we do print our own paper money just to keep you on your toes! Our Scottish banks print them so they may have 'Bank of Scotland' or 'Clydedale Bank' or 'Royal Bank of Scotland' as well as 'Bank of England' and the are all acceptable.
One pound is made up of 100 pence (p). Coins are obtained as 1p,2p,5p,10p,20p,50p. £1 and £2 amounts. Bank notes are usually £5, £10, £20 and £50 amounts. We now have polymer notes for £5 and £10 and £1 coins are gold and silver. Check you have our new versions.
Banks are usually open from 9.30am to 430pm from Monday to Friday. Most have ATMs outside which provide access to cash from your bank account.
American Express, Masterard and Visa credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted. ( Although in the more remote areas American Express might be more rarely accepted)
Money can be exchanged in banks, at foreign exchanges and in hotels.
Tourist information centres http://www.visitscotland.com
The website is full of valuable information about what is going on anywhere in Scotland and it is a great site to use to plan some of the activities and places to visit you might want to do.
Some accommodation information is available on line too.
Good food at good rates. http://www.5pm.co.uk
Here you can check out restaurants in your area who are offering good deals any night of the week. You can enjoy some great Scottish food in fabulous places at affordable prices. Also health and beauty deals too!