Oor Wullie Here, Oor Wullie There, Oor Wullie is everywhere!
It’s safe to say that by now you’re likely to have seen the cheeky face of Oor Wullie if you’re wandering around Glasgow, but why?
The sculptures have invaded Glasgow as part of Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail, an 11-week regional art trail as part of a charity outreach for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities.
Funds raised through the trail will go to Glasgow Children’s Hospital, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital, and the ARCHIE Foundation, helping children in hospital across Scotland.
You can find the sculptures in popular city locations and shopping malls, such as People’s Palace, Into Braehead, Buchanan Galleries, Science Centre and many more; there are over 200 unique sculptures across Scotland.
Although all the statues show the iconic Scottish comic book character sat on his upturned bucket, each sculpture has its unique style, theme and sometimes character; paying tribute to the likes Billy Connolly, the Duke of Wellington and Rod Stewart.
The trail runs until 30th August, and you can follow it with the Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail app. The app shows you the location of all the sculptures and lets you tick them off as you find them.
Keen runner? Head to Glasgow Running Routes and find a 10K that bypasses 14 of the 58 unique sculptures across Glasgow. The 6.4-mile road route follows a loop that spawns between Anderson, the west end via Kelvingrove, Botanic Gardens and along the River Clyde at the rear of the SEC.
Keep your eyes peeled for Scotland’s favourite son, maybe even grab a selfie before he’s gone!