that Scotland has its own currency?
I had no idea until some time back. Even when we visited Scotland in 2007, I was totally oblivious to it, because English currency is accepted in Scotland. Isn’t it funny that United Kingdom, despite being such a tiny country, actually comprises of 4 countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These countries even have their own sporting teams and there is a fierce competition between them. And Scotland has its own currency, which is essentially of the same value as pound sterling, with just a different design.
Are you wondering, why I am on about this? Well, I managed to get hold of Scottish currency for the first time so had to share it. Here is how it looks.
Interesting, isn’t it how even a small country like UK manages to ensure that it’s constituent countries hang on to their identities and diversities. Don’t you think celebrating diversity is far more likely to keep a country together than suppressing diversity?
On another (totally different) note, here are those turtles from the previous post. Please do not throw things on me – this is what my daughter imagines turtles should look like 🙂 And for those who might not be aware, I update Poohi’s antics in a diary form here.