The Montrose Magpies are a Quidditch team that play in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team is 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 are black and white, and their playing robes are 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 are known to have played for the Magpies. Cormack McLeod is a known manager of the Magpies.



Team logo


Seeker Eunice Murray who once petitioned for a "faster Snitch because this is just too easy" died.


Hamish MacFarlan captained the team.


A Magpies banner on display in the window of Quality Quidditch Supplies


Legendary Quidditch Captain and Chaser for the Montrose Magpies, Fabius Watkins was involved in a freak collision with a helicopter. He died instantly.


To the surprise of the Quidditch-playing world, the Patonga Proudsticks, an African Quidditch team, held the Montrose Magpies to a draw.


In 1998, Chaser Alasdair Maddock was becoming inordinately fond of Muggle sport, but claimed he "only tried football for a laugh".

In 1999, Maddock is 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).


Maddock was sacked by Magpies manager Cormack McLeod before their game against Caerphilly Catapults, having been caught trying to play golf. He was replaced by former Catapults player Angus Campbell.

League Standings On October 1st 1999

1Ballycastle Bats
2Puddlemere United
3Montrose Magpies
4Tutshill Tornados
5Kenmare Kestrels
6Pride of Portree
7Appleby Arrows
8Caerphilly Catapults
9Holyhead Harpies
10Wimbourne Wasps
11Chudley Cannons
12Wigtown Wanderers
13Falmouth Falcons

Bodmin Moor Millenium Stadium was the site of a league final between Montrose Magpies and Puddlemere United sometime in the late 1990s.[2]


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Keeper Seeker
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Hamish MacFarlan (Captain) (unknown position)

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Keeper Seeker
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Angus Campbell (Manager)

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. 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.
  2. (see this image)
  3. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (DVD Diagon Alley tour)

British and Irish Quidditch League
Times de Quadribol da Grã-Bretanha e Irlanda2
Quidditch teams
England Appleby Arrows · Chudley Cannons · Falmouth Falcons · Puddlemere United · Tutshill Tornados · Wimbourne Wasps
Ireland and Northern Ireland Kenmare Kestrels · Ballycastle Bats
Scotland Banchory Bangers (disband) · Montrose Magpies · Pride of Portree · Wigtown Wanderers
Wales Caerphilly Catapults · Holyhead Harpies
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