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Hairy Scot

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    Smart Watch

    I have a Sony Smart Watch. It's now in a drawer somewhere, An amusing toy. The best feature was that I could connect to my Galaxy S6 and use it as a hands free interface while driving. Major problem was having to charge the damn thing just about every day.
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    Amusing Videos

    https://youtu.be/UZE8ZrLyMH4 https://youtu.be/T7CCicEEQiw https://youtu.be/8Bet0RuhOQk
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    Thankfully all Scots

    as often happens
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Aye, and we all agreed on that.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Anyway, I'm done with this topic. Thank fuck I now live in a country where such petty parochial nonsense is not an everyday occurrence.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    The refusal must take place before any transaction is initiated.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    ACH, don't be so obtuse.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Can you not grasp the simple fact that "legal currency" is what matters? "Legal Tender" is an obsolete and outdated concept. Surely you, as a staunch supporter of the UK, can see that what parliament defines as "legal currency" is what matters and that that is applicable to all the member countries of the UK. SO the shopkeeper has no legal right to refuse legal currency. He can refuse the transaction for any number of reasons so long as those will stand up in court, but he cannot refuse on the grounds that he deems the currency not to be legal tender. It's simple.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Scottish Banknotes are legal currency – i.e. they are approved by the UK Parliament. However, Scottish Bank notes are not Legal Tender, not even in Scotland. In fact, no banknote whatsoever (including Bank of England notes!) qualifies for the term 'legal tender' north of the border and the Scottish economy seems to manage without that legal protection. HM Treasury is responsible for defining which notes have ‘legal tender’ status within the United Kingdom and the following extract from Bank of England’s website may help to clarify what is meant by “legal tender” and how little practical meaning the phrase has in everyday transactions. “The term legal tender does not in itself govern the acceptability of banknotes in transactions. Whether or not notes have legal tender status, their acceptability as a means of payment is essentially a matter for agreement between the parties involved. Legal tender has a very narrow technical meaning in relation to the settlement of debt. If a debtor pays in legal tender the exact amount he owes under the terms of a contract, he has good defence in law if he is subsequently sued for non-payment of the debt. In ordinary everyday transactions, the term ‘legal tender’ has very little practical application.” (Ref. www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/about/faqs.htm.) Let commonsense prevail. For narrow read restrictive or restricted.
  11. AH! Since the field has been widened:- Yehudi Menuhin
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    Walnut Whips

  13. Hairy Scot

    New Look

    Doesn't matter where the various threads are, the "Unread Content" button finds all the new items.
  14. Hairy Scot

    Celebrity Death Thread 2018!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46476369
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Let's just be clear as to the different between legal tender and legal currency and also between common sense and nonsense, Of course it makes sense for a shopkeeper to refuse to accept a sack full of 10p or 20p coins in payment for a sizeable bill. However refusing to accept what is deemed legal currency by the government of the country does not make sense at all. That you continually refuse to acknowledge that fact makes you just as stubborn as those who persist in refusing to acknowledge that any bank note produced by any bank within the UK is legal currency. The type of stubbornness that you so despise in those who would have an independent Scotland.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Simple. The shopkeeper cannot refuse to accept legal currency. He must have some other valid reason to refuse service.
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    I'd drown this rat

    Unprovoked assaults occur all the time. Used to be an almost daily occurrence in schools all over the country. However in the current culturally diverse society such incidents will almost certainly involve persons of different colour or different religion or different race all of which opens up an opportunity for the Pinko Liberal Politically Correct to promote their view that we are a racist society intent on demeaning all immigrants. All of which is of course meat and drink to the leftist media in its quest to undermine the standards by which we have lived for generations.
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    Hi from Bonny Scotland

    Welcome granddad. I'm originally from a posh part of Greenock. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    I left UK in 1981 but I was always under the impression that the coins were legal in all UK countries and that the banknotes were the only issue with some segments of society. I recall an incident in the 60s when as a prospective RAF recruit I was at Bigginhill and a shopkeeper accepted my Bank of Scotland £1 note but gave me a tanner short in the change with the explanation that Scottish £1 note was only worth 19/6.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Coins??
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    The Longest Thread In MFF History.

    Wife says to me, "Go to the dairy and get a litre of milk, and if they have eggs get six." I can't understand why she was pissed off when I came back with six litres of milk.
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    I'd drown this rat

    I don't think so. Would the assault have made the headlines if the victim had not been an immigrant? As for the 50K fund; I too find it strange that people will contribute to something like that while other deserving causes are ignored. There seems to be a tendency in the UK for people to bend over backward in a hypocritical effort to be seen to be politically correct.
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    Thankfully all Scots

    Restrictive does not mean unclear. If a shopkeeper wishes to refuse service then he is of course free to do so. But that should be made clear to the shopper before any transaction takes place. While Scottish and Northern Irish bank notes are not strictly legal tender, they are UK Parliament-approved legal currency, which makes them a perfectly acceptable way to pay. So there are absolutely no legal or moral grounds for refusing to accept those notes. For a post office to refuse legal currency is probably a contravention of the regulations governing how post offices should be run. But there are little jobsworths everywhere who like to exercise their "powers".
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    Thankfully all Scots

    OK, there is a very restrictive definition of what is and is not legal tender. However, in practice there is in fact no legal barrier to using any of the notes printed by any UK bank in any of the member countries of the UK since such use is mandated by Parliament. But you are right to be prudent and get the correct notes either from your bank of from an ATM in the country you are visiting. Or use a credit or debit card.
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