September is the start of Autumn in Edinburgh. The average temperature reaches a high of 13°C (that's about 55°F), with minimum temperatures being around 9°C (about 48°F). You can expect to experience rain on an average of 19 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 70mm and there are about 7 hours of average daily sunshine. The weather in Scotland can be unpredicatable therefore it is advised that you prepare for cold weather and bring a heavy jacket plus waterproofs.
The local currency is Sterling, the UK/British Pound £(GBP).
The current rate of Value Added Tax (purchase tax) in the United Kingdom is 20%. If you live outside the European Union, you can take advantage of the Tax Free Shopping scheme to reclaim Value Added Tax (VAT) on purchases for export.
All major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, shops, cafés and restaurants. American Express (AMEX) is accepted less widely in the UK.
There are many ATM's in the city either beside banks or as stand-alone cash-points. Sterling can be withdrawn from these machines by using a credit/debit card (charges apply in some cases).
Emergency Phone Numbers
Dial 999 for fire, police, ambulance or coastguard services. Emergency calls are free from pay phones.