"Freedom and Whisky gang thegither"
- Robert Burns
Thursday 4 December 2003
A Belgian mystery
Our friends in Brussels value Scottish banknotes higher than English ones!Fainting in Coyles wants to know why. It's a good question. I vaguely remember reading that Scots notes exchanged at a better rate in Zurich when North Sea oil was first discovered. That surely can't be the reason now, especially as the EU is probably going to pinch the oil anyway! Perhaps the Flemish bank worker was trying to make amends for the recent Scottish catastrophe at the nearby Amsterdam Stadium...