The Montrose Magpies were a Quidditch team that played in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team was the most successful in League history, having won the League Cup thirty-two times and the European Cup twice.
The team colours of the Magpies were black and white, and their playing robes were black and white with one magpie on the chest, and another on the back. Lennox Campbell, Angus Campbell, Eunice Murray, Alasdair Maddock and Fabius Watkins were known to have played for the Magpies. Cormack McLeod was a known manager of the Magpies.
Hamish MacFarlan captained the team.
During the 1985–1986 school year, Wigtown Wanderers player Ethan Parkin was injured during a match with the Montrose Magpies. This caused his daughter, Skye Parkin, to temporarily leave Hogwarts before the Quidditch team tryouts that year to return home and check on him. Fortunately, Ethan was recovering well and Skye returned in time to compete.
In 1999, Maddock was blamed for the Magpies' loss to the Kenmare Kestrels, due to his attempts at using techniques from Muggle football. Magpies Seeker Lennox Campbell missed the Snitch when it was kicked at him by one of his Chasers (presumably Maddock).
League Standings On October 1st 1999
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- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned on banner)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Mentioned on banner)
- Daily Prophet Newsletters (Mentioned only)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (First appearance)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (Mentioned only)
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Notes and references
- As Puddlemere United, the oldest team in the British and Irish Quidditch League, was founded that year, the Montrose Magpies had to be founded later.
- Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (DVD Diagon Alley tour)
- (see this image)