A Glasgow pub is to start accepting the digital currency Scotcoin for its beer from its customers.

The Arlington in Glasgow is believed to be the first pub in Scotland to let its customers settle up in the crypto-cash.

However, its offer which begins today, St Andrew's Day, is only open to its Stone of Destiny lager.

The Arlington in the city's Woodlands Road claims to have the original Stone of Destiny, which officially lies in Edinburgh Castle.

The pub's Kenny Low said his business would not be buying any of its supplies or paying its worker in Scotcoin, which now uses a "blockchain" through another online currency, Bitcoin, to prevent inflation.

Mr Low said: "We just want to encourage Scotcoin."

The students who stole the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey celebrated at the Arlington. It is even suggested they returned a fake while hiding the real thing in the bar.

Mr Low added that the bar, which first opened in 1860, was not stuck in a time warp and had embraced "the ever changing world."