20 years after it was first published in the UK in 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is to be translated into its 80th language – Scots!
Publisher Itchy Coo today announced that you will soon be able to read the Scots version of the first Harry Potter book, which will be published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane in October 2017
Matthew Fitt is the translator of this exciting new edition of the story. Here’s a first look at the Scots translation:
‘Mr and Mrs Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon.’