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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.[1]

Wizarding world[]



Hogwarts Castle

Scotland was 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 made it a more likely choice of place for an institution that had to be disguised to keep it invisible to Muggles. Its location was unknown, and Unplottable; however, Hermione Granger believed it to be close to Dufftown, in the Moray region of North-Eastern Scotland.[2]

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 was 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 included the Montrose Magpies, Pride of Portree, and Wigtown Wanderers.[6]

Magical creatures[]

Scotland was one of the most frequent national violators of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, Clause 73 (the clause that ensured the secrecy of magical creatures). This is mostly due to frequent Muggle sightings of the "Loch Ness Monster", the world's largest kelpie, who resided in Loch Ness. Due to the large number of sightings, it was considered impossible to use Memory Charms on all the Muggles who have spotted the creature; therefore the Office of Misinformation instead focused on discrediting any photographic evidence.[7]

Native to Scotland[]

Great Britain[]

The following creatures were found throughout Great Britain:


The following creatures were found in certain regions of Europe that Scotland fell under:

North Sea[]

The following creatures were found throughout the North Sea:

Atlantic Ocean[]

The following creatures were found throughout the Atlantic Ocean:


The following creatures were all found worldwide:

Magical plants[]

Native to Scotland[]

Food and beverages[]

Known individuals[]



Known locations[]

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Behind the scenes[]


Notes and references[]

Wizarding locations
North Ford Bog · Pitt-upon-Ford · San Bakar's Tower · Hogsmeade Valley · East Hogsmeade Valley · Hogsmeade · High Street (Hogsmeade) · Overlook Mine · Horklump Hollow · Upper Hogsfield · Falbarton Castle · Forbidden Forest · Spinners Cavern · Jackdaw's Tomb · North Hogwarts Region · Korrow Ruins · Collector's Cave · South Hogwarts Region · Hogwarts Castle · Lower Hogsfield · Aranshire · Hogwarts Valley · Brocburrow · Dale Family Tomb · Central Hogwarts Valley · East Hogwarts Valley · Keenbridge · Gilded Perch · Mine's Eye · Feldcroft Region · Feldcroft · Feldcroft Catacomb · Isle of Drear · Rookwood Castle · Irondale · Moonstone Garden · South Sea Bog · Coastal Cavern · Tomb of Treachery · Poidsear Coast · Poidsear Castle · Phoenix Mountain Cave · Marunweem Lake · Marunweem · Marunweem Ruins · Netherwyck · Tower Tunnel · Coastal Mine · Manor Cape · Bainburgh · Bainburgh Manor · Henrietta's Hideaway · Cragcroftshire · Cragcroft · Clagmar Coast · Clagmar Castle
Non-magical locations
Aberdeen · Arbroath · Argyllshire · Aviemore · Aviemore train station · Bamport · Banchory · Dufftown · Dundee · Edinburgh (capital city) · Glasgow · River Clyde · Hebrides · Isle of Skye · Paisley · Portree · Inverness · Loch Lomond · Loch Ness · Lowercroft · Wildbrook Crescent · Montrose · Peebles · Vale of McGowan · Wigtown
Magical and mundane creatures
Blood-Sucking Bugbear · Flying Seahorse · Hebridean Black · Hinkypunk · Loch Ness Monster · Quintaped · Scottish stag · Selkie · Weetimorousbeastie
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