Glasgow man slams ‘discrimination’ after high-end shop refused Scottish banknotes
A Glasgow man has said he was ‘discriminated against’ after a designer shop refused to accept his Scottish banknotes.
Kids Cavern, a chain of baby clothes designers, has been forced to apologize after a sign was posted outside their store in Manchester warning customers they would not take Scottish currency as a medium of payment.
The retailer, which also has premises in Glasgow’s Braehead shopping centre, has since backtracked, insisting there had been ‘miscommunication’ between staff at the two stores, reports Glasgow Live.
Adrian, from Scotston, was shocked when the Kids Cavern at Trafford Center wouldn’t take his Scottish notes when he tried to buy a present for his pal’s child on a trip down south.
He called the decision “discriminatory” and said he was shocked by the way his complaint was handled.
Adrian said: ‘The Kids Cavern store has put a note to say they don’t take Scottish notes.
“I tried to call their customer service, but they didn’t give me a straight answer.
“I told them it was discrimination against Scots not to accept Scottish grades.”
The fashion boutique, which stocks designer brands including Balmain, Balenciaga, Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy, denied changing its ticket policy.
A spokesperson for Kids Cavern, which has several stores across the UK, said they had been warned not to accept Scottish tickets following a fraud alert.
The Trafford store manager said: “After speaking with the team, I can clarify that this was unfortunately a case of miscommunication.
“We have been advised not to accept Scottish banknotes with a specific serial number at this time due to the circulation of fraudulent banknotes which we have experienced.
“Our signs should have made it clear and our staff should have explained it.
“We can confirm that all staff have now been re-trained on this and all signage has been updated.”
The manager added that the store “sincerely apologizes” for the confusion.
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