Originally posted by wolfgang59
Most countries have limits on coinage so that large bills cannot be paid in coin.
Scotland is unique (I think) in that the [b]onlylegal tender is coin.
In other words anyone in Scotland can refuse payment in notes![/b]
Northern Ireland too I would think, explained as well as possible I think here
Maybe best to start saving £1 and £2 coins to settle UK debts in court just to be on the safe side.
I think shops are not obliged to sell you things in any currency. It is just considered to be rather a bad business model outside of Royston Vasey.