Doyle fans and pub regulars weren’t exactly pleased with the change, according to Metro UK. Rowling wrote much of the Potter books at The Elephant House a few miles away, and Doyle has been a figure in Scotland’s writing history for more than a century. Which, fine. People will always resist change. But in context it all makes sense.
This year, the Hogmanay celebration is championing women writers, and Rowling is one of the many being featured. Plus, Rowling and Doyle aren’t all that different in terms of fan appreciation.
“Conan Doyle attracted crowds queuing up to get the next installment of Sherlock Holmes,” a spokesperson for the event told Metro UK. “Today J.K. Rowling has had Harry Potter fans queuing outside book shops for his next adventure.”
Time to book a flight Potterheads.