JK Rowling backs Scotland no campaign with £1m donation

Author J K Rowling has donated £1 million to the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, Better Together has confirmed.

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Investigation after charity tweets abuse at JK Rowling

Regulators have launched an investigation after a Scottish charity sent an abusive tweet to Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Rowling was subject to a series of abusive messages on Twitter after she pledged £1m to the 'No' campaign in the Scottish independence referendum.

JK Rowling was subjected to abuse on Twitter after her donation to the 'No' campaign. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Among them was a tweet from the Dignity Project saying: "What a b***h after we gave her shelter in our city when she was a single mum" - a reference to Rowling's time in Edinburgh before Harry Potter became a global publishing phenomenon.

The charity's Twitter biography describes it as an organisation working in Africa with "orphans and vulnerable children".

JK Rowling: Worry at Yes campaigns 'denial of risks'

Speaking on her website about her decision to donate £1 million to a keep Scotland in the United Kingdom campaign, JK Rowling said:

My hesitance at embracing independence has nothing to do with lack of belief in Scotland's remarkable people or its achievements.

The simple truth is that Scotland is subject to the same 21st century pressures as the rest of the world.

The more I listen to the Yes campaign, the more I worry about its minimisation and even denial of risks.

I wanted to write this because I always prefer to explain in my own words why I am supporting a cause and it will be made public shortly that I've made a substantial donation to the Better Together campaign.

– JK Rowling


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