Has the price come down Eck? And will you specialise? the only other thing I can think of is is the location right? Edinburgh has a lot of competition, take a wander around and see what the others are like.
In that direct area Sandy Gilchirst used to have a good rep (not sure now though as things can change over the years) - check out that shop and see if you can work out their core business so you don't cross over too much.
I couldn't run my own business but I admire those that try. But you are right it is a big risk with family.
Ideas... could you take a "year out" with your current job and get it back if things go tits up?
Or could you run a shop with part time opening hours and work part time as back up (this could be too much work)?
At least you know there will be a few regulars, get the kettle on
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