THREE Scottish locations are among 11 in the UK and Ireland being awarded Honorary Quidditch Town status to celebrate today’s release of Quidditch Through The Ages Illustrated Edition.

The book is a companion to the Harry Potter series and guide on the wizard’s favourite sport.

The Scottish teams are the Montrose Magpies, Pride of Portree and the Wigtown Wanderers. They join eight other teams across the UK and Ireland as well as two fictional teams, the Chudley Cannons and Puddlemere United.

The decorative Quidditch banners bearing the crest and name of the team have begun to be presented at iconic local landmarks such as The Square in Wigtown.

Over the next three days, socially-distanced presentations will take place after which Harry Potter fans can unearth the real-life towns and villages inspiring the names of Quidditch teams.