The Scotsman Reports SEVENTY children from around the world are to meet JK Rowling in the Capital and will be the first people to read the new Harry Potter book.
The youngsters will get to travel to Edinburgh Castle, which will be transformed for a weekend into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, for the launch of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
And one lucky Evening News reader will be among those going along to meet the author.
JK Rowling herself will appear - as if by magic - from a secret panel in the castleâ€™s Great Hall at the stroke of midnight.
And she will give each of the youngsters a very special gift - a signed copy of the latest book. The author will also read from the first chapter of the book, which is likely to smash all the sales records set by previous installments.