Teen was left to walk home after bus drivers refused Scottish bank note

Jack Banfield had to walk home after two bus drivers refused to take a Scottish bank note. Credit: Wales News

A teenager was left to walk home after two bus drivers refused to accept a Scottish £10 note for his fare.

Sixth form pupil Jack Banfield was making his way home from Morriston Comprehensive School in Swansea on Monday afternoon, when he tried to pay for his £1.70 trip to the Plasmarl area of the city with a £10 note given to him by Scottish relatives for his birthday on Monday afternoon.

I got on, the weather had been chucking it down, I gave the conductor a Scottish £10 note, but he said he couldn't take it.

Jack Banfield

The bus company, First Cymru, has since apologised to the 18 year old.

Scottish currency is legal tender in the UK and it should have been accepted on our buses as payment for the journey he was making.

First Cymru spokesperson