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J.K. ROWLING created most of HARRY POTTER in EDINBURGH. She used to wander around GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD for inspriration. Many names were taken from the kirk. Here is one. He can be found near the Herriott school gate. William McGonagall was a poet...sometimes not so good. Upon yonder hill there stands a coo I've just had a look It's no there noo! by Star Cat, via Flickr

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