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.

Scotland is one of the most frequent breakers of Clause 73 (this is the clause that ensures the secrecy of magical creatures) of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy of any nation. This is mostly due to the world's largest kelpie residing in Loch Ness.[1]

Wizarding world



Hogwarts Castle

Scotland is the location of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the magical village of Hogsmeade. 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, though Hermione says it is close to Dufftown.[2] Though it is more likely in the North West Highlands (probably Sutherland) due to the more isolated landscapes and the lack of nearby towns.

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.[3]


The Scottish National Quidditch team is the national Quidditch team for Scotland competed in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[4]

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.[5]

Other Scottish teams includes Montrose Magpies, Pride of Portree, and Wigtown Wanderers.[6]

Magical creatures

Native to Scotland


The following creatures are all found worldwide:

Magical plants

Food and beverages

Known individuals


Oliver wood 3

Oliver Wood, a known Scottish wizard


Known locations

Exclusively magical

Muggle and magical

Behind the scenes

  • A number of the scenes in the films were filmed in Scotland.[citation needed]

The following people involved with Harry Potter came from Scotland:


External links

Notes and references

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Magical Beasts in Hiding)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  3. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 2 (Ancient Broom Games)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 5 (Weasley's Wizard Wheezes)
  5. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 5 (Anti-Muggle Precautions)
  6. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  8. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 1 (The Evolution of the Flying Broomstick)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Professor McGonagall" at Pottermore
  10. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 4 (The Arrival of the Golden Snitch)
  11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  12. Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 (The Whomping Willow)