J.K. Rowling to be Honored by City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Aug 20, 2007

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Author J.K. Rowling is to be honored by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, with a possibility of naming a street or building after the Harry Potter author. Edinburgh is currently the home of our favorite author, and where she wrote much of the beloved series.The Scotsman reports that a “civic reception is expected to be held in her honour,” as well as establishing something more permanent to recognize the contributions J.K. Rowling has made to litature “and promoting Edinburgh on a global scale.”

Lord Provost George Grubb said: “JK Rowling has made a fantastic contribution to literature and Edinburgh has benefited greatly from her prominence on the world stage. I welcome the suggestion that her contribution should be celebrated in some way by the city.”

Ben Carter, VisitScotland’s area director for Edinburgh and Lothians, said: “JK Rowling’s connection with Edinburgh has brought the city to the attention of millions of Harry Potter fans around the world. She is truly an exceptional ambassador for the city and the rest of Scotland.

“It is thanks to her that Harry Potter fever has taken hold of his Scottish birthplace.”





24 Responses to J.K. Rowling to be Honored by City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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OMG that’s great!! =]

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What a wonderful honor! I know that she inspired our trip to Edinburgh. And, it is a fabulous city, rich in culture and beautiful scenery. Definately one of the top three cities in the myriad of places that we have been fortunate enough to have been!

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How great. Awesome. Yay for JKR!!

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I dont know, shes got a dino and a rock in space already, and all they can come up with is a street? =P

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They should name the library after her since she has contributed so much to literacy and the love of reading… or would that be too predictable…

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Wow that awsome! I think that she deserves it! Again great job

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It is fitting that Rowling should be honored by Edinburgh; she has been a modern Charles Dickens by creating books that everyone can read.

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Anyone know when this civic reception will be? Me & my friend are planning to go to Edinburgh, it might have to conveniently be around the same time…

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If it was me, I’d want them to name a street or some other place after one of those in the books, rather than using my own name. Hogwarts Park, or Hedwig’s Hollow . . .

One of my ancestors, who has the same last name as I had before I got married, was one of the founders of a small city in the midwest US, and there is a street, an old building that used to be a school and still has the name carved in the stone above several of the entrances, and various other places named after him. It’s strange to see a place with your own name on it, at least it was for me.

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Great idea, especially if it was a library like someone suggested. But Edinburgh, or Scotland,is not Harry Potter`s birthplace.

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I think he meant metaphorically

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Awesome! Congratulations Jo!

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WOW!!! Thats amazing. Congratulations Jo!!! You soooooo deserve it!!!!!!!

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thats sooo cool.. congrats jo! i guess it pays to go on a train and somehow think of harry potter lol

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congrats jo!!!! you soooooooooooooooo deserve it but i think it would be awsome if they just make a whole city for her and it cam be called hogwarts and there can be leaky and privet dr. and all the cool places i would sooooo move there

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they should do a STATUE of JAMES, LILY and HARRY in Edinburgh like the one in Godric’s hollow, that would b class!!

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Woukdn’t it be so cool if it were a street, and only Harry Potter fns could live on it?

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Congrats to Jo… how exciting… and Kiwi McI and koo… i love your ideas!!!!

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Ha, ha, Harry Potter is SO English and Scotland is trying to grab some glory from the series. Congrats to JK on being yet another great English author. :-)

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Heavens, that last comment is how wars start. Ms Rowling/Mrs Murray IS an English author by birth but JK said herself in her forward to “One City” that Edinburgh was “home now, it is part of me”. Anyway, it’s up to Yate, Tutshill, Winterbourne et al to get on with the Blue Plaques isn’t it?

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cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It is only RIGHT that such talent should be recognised ! I do agree that a permanent place or building or epitaph should be aranged. Jo has done so much foe instigating all ages to “sit and read”.(no other writer has created such a “magnificent creation” that has inspired so many people to “get hold of a book and READ, rather than just perhaps watching TV or playing games)again I must ask that what-ever “edifice” is agreed that it shouln’t cause an historic name of a building place or thing to be removed/overshadowed. CONGRATULATIONS TO JO !

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cool

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that is awesome even though i think it should be in harry’s birthplace but either way it’s great news

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