A number of shops in the North-East have been targetted with fake Bank of Scotland £20 notes. So always take care that any notes you receive (or spend) are the genuine thing!  Stonehaven Business Association Secretary Niall Menzies warned traders to be especially vigilant, as forgeries have been spotted in the town and in Portlethen.

Police Scotland have probably issued a warning too, but we haven't been able to find it. If it is in their usual display department, then keep your eyes open for a locked filing cabinet in a disused toilet somewhere in the Central Belt with a sign on the door saying "beware of the leopard."