Way back in 2007 I had a shocking encounter with American Express that had me straight onto my blog in outrage. I had been offered a woeful exchange rate for my Scottish banknotes, way worse than the rate for English notes.
Granted, given the current inexorable decline of the British currency, I would bite the hand off anyone offering the 1.87 rate that was offered then but I was offended by the injustice and stormed out as best as a mild-mannered chap such as myself could.
It is therefore not before time that a politician has taken action. David Mundell is putting forward a Private Member's Bill to ensure that Scottish banknotes are legal tender south of the border and, consequently, will attract the same exchange rate as English banknotes abroad.
It's an easy win for the Tories and David personally in his Borders constituency.
Although it is understandable that SNP politicians have not brought forward legislation due to the political nature of the issue, one has to wonder what has prevented other Scottish politicians from doing so for all these years. The imbalance has been in place since 1954.
It really is time that Scotland matched England, pound for pound.