Edinburgh Currency Guide
Scotland uses the British Pound.
ATMs can be found throughout the Edinburgh city centre with machines attached to walls in well-lit public areas as well as in large shops, banks and service stations in main areas and on major roads. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don't forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and to check if any international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you leave home, it's important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into British Pounds to have with you when you arrive. Scotland issues its own banknote versions of the British Pound, which is interchangeable with the banknotes issued by the Bank of England. British Pounds are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
For large purchases, it's a good idea to bring a credit card or travel money card with you on your holiday instead of carrying a lot of cash. If you don't have a credit card, consider purchasing a prepaid Multi-currency Cash Passport™ , which lets you access your money in the form of British Pounds from ATMs like a debit card as well as use wherever MasterCard® is accepted.