Ayrshire has all the ingredients required for a Scottish vacation and, being conveniently placed between north and south, is very accessible. Ayrshire is one of the world centres for golf. There the two Open Championship courses of Turnberry and Troon and Prestwick, home of the first Open Championship. Also try the new 18-hole course of Brunston.
The pound sterling (GBP) is valid in both England and Scotland, but Scottish banks also issue their own banknotes. These are generally accepted in England, but if problems do arise, most banks will exchange Scottish currency for pound sterling hassle-free. Traveler's checks are widely accepted in banks, and credit cards can be used in most places.