We withdrew more money than we needed from an ATM in Scotland are now in England and Wales for the rest of our trip. The grocery store clerk here in a small town looked askance at the £20 Bank of Clyde note I tendered for payment, and had to get it cleared with the manager before taking it.
Is this common? I thought pound sterling banknotes should be legal tender all over the UK. Should I take the Scottish notes to a bank and exchange them for ones saying Bank of England?