MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 08:36 AM

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 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 years.

"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!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent J.K. Rowling News


8927 Points

Yay for Jo! I can’t wait for the pictures.

Posted by Gobbledygook [Sparrow] [WBM] J.O.R. on February 13, 2009, 02:27 AM report to moderator
1822 Points

Congrats Jo! What an Honor:)

Posted by ChrissyPuff on February 13, 2009, 08:26 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

OMG!! How eciting! I cant wati to see the pics!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on February 13, 2009, 01:21 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

Congrats Jo!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on February 13, 2009, 01:24 PM report to moderator
622 Points


Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on February 14, 2009, 01:51 PM report to moderator
8069 Points

Hand Prints Rock!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on February 14, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
44049 Points

Congrats she deserves it!

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on February 14, 2009, 05:03 PM report to moderator
60 Points

congrats jo

Posted by icestar on February 15, 2009, 12:38 AM report to moderator
1717 Points

I REALLY need to visit Scotland now. :D

Posted by weasley1497 ღROARღ on February 15, 2009, 05:00 PM report to moderator
181 Points

Jo is wonderful and she deserves this. I cant wait to see the pictures.

Posted by AlexaP*ROAR* on February 15, 2009, 11:54 PM report to moderator
13596 Points

JKR certainly deserves all the accolades she is given.

Posted by Garden State Geek on February 24, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!

Guess That Book

"I'm guessing your father runs some stupid little village newsletter?" [Rita] said. "'Twenty-five Ways to Mingle with Muggles' and the dates of the next Bring-and-Fly Sale?"[br]"No," said Luna, dipping her onion back into her gillywater, "he's the editor

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!