HARRY Potter fans dressed in their best robes and Hogwarts scarves gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cinema release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Fans witnessed the launch of the iconic Platform 9¾ Trolley at Edinburgh Waverley.

The installation allows fans to recreate the moment when Harry first made it on to Platform 9¾ through a magical brick wall in London’s King’s Cross station, before taking the 11 o’clock train to Hogwarts on September 1.

The trolley, a symbol of the gateway between the wizarding and “Muggle” world, is situated on the concourse of King’s Cross Station, alongside the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾.

The shop is visited every year by over two million people – proof of the lasting popularity of the Harry Potter world for the last two decades.

Soon cities across the UK and Ireland will be able to experience the magic too.

The first 100 lucky fans in Edinburgh were surprised with Lego Harry Potter goodies to celebrate the launch.

The trolley installation will be available at Edinburgh Waverley for Harry Potter fans to visit until 18th October.

It was previously announced that the trolley will also be appearing at three other UK stations, and will extend to the city of Dublin too:

Edinburgh Waverley Station: October 16-18

Birmingham New Street Station: October 23-25

Cardiff Central Station: October 26-28

Belfast Lanyon Place Station: October 29-31

Dublin Dundrum Town Centre: November 5-7

Alex McKenzie, 27, said: “I have been a huge Harry Potter fan from since I can remember so it feels great to be a part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. The trolley is such a classic scene from the films and recreating it here has been magical.”

Jenna Marshall, seven, said: “Posing with the trolley was just like I was actually going to go to Hogwarts. I felt so excited, it was so realistic!”

The trolley tour was launched to thank the fan community for their love over the past two decades and to help them capture their own version of this iconic moment.