They’ve been scrubbed, polished and given a few wee final touch-ups but the Oor Wullie statues are finally ready to say goodbye.
Archie Foundation artist coordinator Suzanne Scott has been working around the clock to ensure that all the designs are looking their best at a secret location.
The 95 Oor Wullies are set to go on display at Slessor Gardens for some final snaps with the public.
More than 12,000 tickets have been sold for the event, which starts on Friday.
Speaking to the Tele today, Suzanne said she has been “amazed” by how well the statues had been looked after by the general public.
She added: “People really have been looking after them.
“We’ve had to touch up the feet and the buckets where people have been taking their selfies.
“Another area is just around the arms, where folk have been hugging the statues. Aside from a few minor incidents, I’ve been amazed at how good a condition they have been kept in.
“The Spray Factory has been brilliant in restoring the ones that have had a few minor scrapes.”
Preparations are now in place to start moving the statues down tomorrow ahead of the finale.
Suzanne added: “They’ve been bathed, scrubbed and polished but they are good to go.
“It’s been an amazing experience, I know more than 12,000 tickets have been sold for this weekend.
“The public are gutted they are going but people know they are going to raise money for a good cause.”
Some of the statues may be getting their passports out when it comes to auctioning them off, with Suzanne adding: “There have been international inquiries for some of the statues.”
• Don’t miss tonight’s Tele for a fantastic 24-page ‘Farewell to Oor Wullie’ supplement.