LONDON, June 11 Britain's best-selling author,
"Harry Potter" creator JK Rowling, has donated 1 million pounds
($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence,
saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying
in the United Kingdom.
Rowling lives in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and will
be among about four million voters to decide at a Sept. 18
referendum whether Scotland should end its 307-year tie to
Rowling said she was concerned about the potential economic
impact of Scotland going it alone.
"The more I have read from a variety of independent and
unbiased sources, the more I have come to the conclusion that
while independence might give us opportunities - any change
brings opportunities - it also carries serious risks," Rowling
wrote in a statement on her website.
A spokesman for the pro-union Better Together campaign
confirmed Rowling had donated 1 million pounds to the campaign.
(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith; editing by Stephen Addison)