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Scotland is a Celtic country on the island of Great Britain in Western Europe that is part of the United Kingdom. Its only land border is with England, to the south. Its capital city is Edinburgh.

Wizarding world


Hogwarts Castle

Scotland is known as the location of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the magical village of Hogsmeade, the only all-wizarding settlement in Great Britain. The more remote, mountainous terrain of Scotland makes it a more likely choice of place for an institution that must be disguised to keep it invisible to Muggles. Its location is unknown, and Unplottable; however, Hermione Granger believed it to be close to Dufftown, in the Moray region of North-Eastern Scotland.[1]

Games and sports


Main article: Creaothceann

Creaothceann originated in Scotland, and is regarded as the most dangerous of all broom games. Creaothceann players were equipped with a broomstick and wore a cauldron strapped to their head. At the start of the game, a hundred rocks that had been charmed to float a hundred feet (30.48m) above the ground began to fall to the ground. The players then zoomed around the field, trying to catch as many rocks in their cauldrons as possible.[2]


The Scottish National Quidditch team is the national Quidditch team for Scotland competed in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[3]

The Banchory Bangers were a Scottish Quidditch team noted for their poor skills and post-match parties. After a match against the Appleby Arrows in 1814, the Bangers allowed their Bludgers to zoom off into the night, and set out to capture a Hebridean Black to be their mascot.[4]

Other Scottish teams includes Montrose Magpies, Pride of Portree, and Wigtown Wanderers.[5]

Magical creatures

Scotland is one of the most frequent national violators of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, Clause 73 (the clause that ensures the secrecy of magical creatures). This is mostly due to frequent Muggle sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster", the world's largest kelpie, who resides in Loch Ness. Due to the large number of sightings, it is considered impossible to use Memory Charms on all the Muggles who have spotted the creature; therefore the Office of Misinformation has instead focused on discrediting any photographic evidence.[6]

Native to Scotland

Great Britain

The following creatures are found throughout Great Britain:


The following creatures are found in certain regions of Europe that Scotland falls under:

North Sea

The following creatures are found throughout the North Sea:

Atlantic Ocean

The following creatures are found throughout the Atlantic Ocean:


The following creatures were all found worldwide:

Magical plants

Native to Scotland

Food and beverages

Known individuals


Oliver Wood, a known Scottish wizard


Known locations

Exclusively magical

Muggle and magical

Behind the scenes


External links

Notes and references