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Dufftown
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Location

Banffshire, Scotland

Dufftown is a burgh in Banffshire, Scotland, that, according to Hermione, is "not very far" from Hogwarts Castle. This burgh became notable for being one of the only places Sirius Black was ever sighted after his break-out from Azkaban. [1]

History

Sirius Black's sighting

"Sirius Black, the most infamous prisoner – from Azkaban – has been sighted in Dufftown by an astute Muggle."
E. Limus, Sirius Black Sighted, September, 1993 issue of the Daily Prophet.[src]

Sirius Black was sighted in this burgh sometime between 2 September and 5 September of 1993, by a Muggle woman. She called the Crime Watchers Hotline, a special hotline to report sightings of Black. The Ministry of Magic was automatically alerted and Cornelius Fudge (then-Minister for Magic) dispatched hundreds of Witch Watcher Special Forces to the village, as well as hundreds of Dementors. This proved unsuccessful, as Black had already left when they got there. Furthermore, the population of Dufftown panicked when the Dementors arrived, so the Special Forces took more than four hours to calm everyone down.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Chapter 11 (Boggart in the Wardrobe) (see this image)

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