Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland


Feb 12, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Last year we told you author J.K. Rowling was to be honored by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The event took place in September, where Jo received the Edinburgh Award. In commemoration of this event, hand prints of the Harry Potter author have now been made, and are on display for the public. STV reports her “her engraved handprints in Caithness stone are in the grounds of
Edinburgh’s City Chambers, alongside those of fellow Edinburgh author
Ian Rankin.” Update: You can see a photo of Jo making her hand prints courtesy of Edinburghguide.com here in our galleries.
J.K. Rowling said:

“I was delighted to receive the Edinburgh Award, as this city and
its wonderful inhabitants have meant so much to me for the last 15

“I think it is particularly appropriate for a writer’s hands to be
represented, so I am deeply honoured to have my keyboard-chipped
fingernails, not to mention my pen-induced friction callous,
commemorated in the place where I produced Harry Potter.”

George Grubb, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, said: “With the
installation of the beautifully crafted stone bearing Ms Rowling’s
handprints, the City Chambers quadrangle is fast becoming a lasting
visual testimony to some of Edinburgh’s greatest living citizens.

“Our city is home to a huge wealth of talented individuals who truly
put Edinburgh on a global stage through their achievements.”

Thanks much John!

41 Responses to Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland

Avatar ImageGinevra86 says: Very nice! Can't wait to see photos!Avatar Imageaubrey015 says: im so excited to see the photos!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Ah! A handsome commemoration indeed, lol.Avatar ImageKianaCP says: Awesome! I really must make Edinburgh my next trip destination...Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: This is a great honor for Jo and her family. She always speaks so highly of Edinburgh, it's just so cool to see that there is mutual affection there.Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: I hope that I get to see those one day!Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: That is so awesome! =DAvatar ImageAccioCloak says: Wouldn't mind seeing that!Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: I would really love to see that.Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: I do hope I'll be able to visit the site some day. Congratulations, Jo! :)Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: This biggest thing I notices is where she said "to have my keyboard-chipped fingernails". Is this an indication that she is hard at work writing again? I hope so. I need something new to look forward to on Harry and the rest of the Harry Potter World.Avatar ImageChristie Roberts says: Yay! Wish they'd done this while I was still studying there, but now it's just another excuse for me to go back :DAvatar Imagegaminette says: First lip prints, now hand prints. Whatever next!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: Oh, that's great ! I'm glad she was honored by the city that means so much to her. Avatar ImageZivlok says: Brilliant words from Jo, and I can't wait to see those pics either.Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: I love Edinburgh...and i love Jo, great story on two counts then :)Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: I want to go see! I want to go see! :D This is exciting there might be a chance for me to go see :D xxxAvatar ImageAmarie says: Great quote from J.K. -- well said.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It would be just fantastic to see these in person.Avatar Imagerunaroundkid says: Cool! Jo has been honoured in lots of special ways lately, and she really deserves it. :)Avatar ImageeiVega says: I love the way she described her hands! She provides great imagery even in casual conversation! :)Avatar Imageravenclaw29 says: i wish i lived in edinburgh...Avatar Imagehp29 says: this is awesome, i want to see this!Avatar ImageAga Veneficus says: What an honor, indeed!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I really want to see her hand prints.. Congratulations Jo!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: Great, that is awesomeAvatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: This is great, I'd love to see them =)Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Lol, love the words from Jo. Avatar Imagechaos35 says: I'm definitely going to Edinburgh someday... then stalk JKR.. :DAvatar ImagePrincessofBooks says: Oh now I REALLY want to go and see them! I guess pictures will have to do.Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: Yay for Jo! I can't wait for the pictures.Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: Congrats Jo! What an Honor:)Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG!! How eciting! I cant wati to see the pics!Avatar ImageCatherine says: Congrats Jo! Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Cool!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Hand Prints Rock!Avatar ImageDolemite says: Congrats she deserves it! Avatar Imageicestar says: congrats joAvatar Imageweasley1497 says: I REALLY need to visit Scotland now. :DAvatar Imageamparisey says: Jo is wonderful and she deserves this. I cant wait to see the pictures.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: JKR certainly deserves all the accolades she is given.

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