[ 2007-02-27 16:26 ]
While J K Rowling was not born in Scotland, she has lived for many years in the country and wrote all of her famous "Harry Potter" books in Scotland. J. K. Rowling moved to Scotland while she was just beginning to write the first book and therefore all the books were imagined and written in Edinburgh. Perhaps she was inspired by the ancient history of the city, with its Castle high up on the rock, the narrow rambling cobbled streets and alleyways and Arthur's Seat, the hill beside Holyrood Palace, believed to be associated with the legend of King Arthur. Rowling has lived in Edinburgh for many years but has very recently bought herself a Scottish Castle near Aberfeldy, Perthshire.
An offer to make a Harry Potter film, based on the first story, was offered and accepted by Joanne but on the condition that it would the story would be accurate to the book. During filming of J.K. Rowling's series, the youthful stars of Harry Potter have been frequent visitors to Scotland's rugged western Highlands -- a land where reality and fantasy have often overlapped throughout history. And the magic of Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling continues...