I hope you won't mind this question isn't really about uni but i figured it'd be the best forum to post in anyway, no?
I understand that in Scotland there are something called Highers, but also A-levels? Are there any A-level colleges in Edinburgh?
Is there a fee for A-levels in Scotland (if you're 20 when doing A2, and from the EU)? In England it apparently costs as I will be 20 next autumn and education is free in England til you're 19, but in Scotland some things are different right?
Is Edinburgh a nice city? Is it more expensive than north England or no significant difference (rents, food, drinks, gymcards, whatever)?
I don't know much about Edinburgh, but there are no colleges near me offering A levels, only Highers and things like HNC/HNDs. I think you'd need to look at the college prospectuses to see. If there are any then I think your choice which subjects to do would be limited.
I'm unsure of the financials, but my gut instinct tells me you'd have to pay.
Edinburgh is more expensive than places in the north of England. Edinburgh is actually really expensive in every way.
A Levels in Scotland are mainly done at private schools. A friend of mine did do an A-Level in music at a college in Glasgow, but that's the only time I've heard of them at a college.
Edinburgh is an amazing wonderful city, and tbh, the cost of living is not anywhere near as bad as I expected. You just need to be careful and watch your spending. Rent is pretty high though, but still nowhere near what it's like in London.