A designer baby clothes chain has apologised after a Glasgow customer was told that their store would not accept Scottish bank notes.
Boutique retailer Kids Cavern posted a sign outside their shopfront in Manchester warning customers of their decision.
However, today the company, which also has a premise in Glasgow’s Braehead Shopping Centre, backtracked and insisted there had been a mix-up.
Adrian, from Scotston, was stunned to discover the Kids Cavern at the Trafford Centre wouldn’t take his Scots notes when he attempted to buy a gift for his pal’s child on a trip to the south.
He slammed the decision as “discrimination” and added says he’s shocked with the way his complaint was handled.
He told Glasgow Live: “The Kids Caven shop put a note to say that they do not take Scottish notes.
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“I tried to call their costumer service but they wouldn’t give me a straight answer why that is.”
Adrian added: “I told them is discrimination against Scottish people not to accept Scottish notes.”
The fashion boutique, which stocks designer brands include Balmain, Balenciaga, Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy, denied they had changed their policy on the notes.
A spokesman for Kids Cavern, who have multiple stores across the UK, said they were warned not to accept Scottish notes following a fraud scare.
The Trafford store manager said: “After speaking with the team I can clarify that this was unfortunately a case of miscommunication.
“We were advised to not accept Scottish bank notes with a specific serial number for the time being due to fraudulent notes being circulated to which we have fallen victim to.”
She added that the store “sincerely apologise” for the confusion.
“Our signs should have specified this and our staff should have explained this,” she said. “We can confirm that all staff have now been re-trained on this and all signage has been updated.”