"Kennilworthy Whisp.... divides his time between his home in Nottinghamshire and "wherever Wigtown Wanderers are playing this week."
-- "About the Author" from Quidditch Through the Ages (QA)
The original team was formed in 1422 by the four sons and three daughters of Walter Parkin, a butcher, and have a reputation for being intimidating (QA7). The Chasers of this team invented the Parkin’s Pincer move (QA10).
Wigtown, a town located in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland, does not have any sports teams listed in its Wikipedia entry - not even Quidditch (Wikipedia).
Lexicon list of British and Irish Quidditch Teams
Although the dates printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletters are:
the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.
It seems possible that this fierce team of seven siblings from the Scottish borders - with their association with sharp implements, their history of dramatic defeats, and their father named Walter - may be inspired by the seven sons of Sir David Home of Clan Wedderburn (called "the Seven Spears of Wedderburne" in Walter Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel) who all fought for Scotland when it was soundly and dramatically defeated by England in the Battle of Flodden Field (detailed in Marmion, Scott's other great original poetic tribute to border ballads and the associated chivalric images and ideals) (additional source: Wedderburn Castle and Barns). -BB
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Harry Potter Wiki: Wigtown Wanderers