Oor Wullie has been given an ‘act your age’ makeover for his 80th birthday.
Balhousie Care Group has sponsored one of the more than 50 statues that will make up the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, which is set to begin on June 27.
The statues will be placed around various spots in Dundee, with the aim of raising money for the Archie Foundation’s Tayside Appeal.
The care group’s concept, designed by Perth artist Alison Robertson, depicts Wullie at a much older age than ever before.
It is part of Balhousie’s plans to boost an “intergenerational” approach within its care homes.
Balhousie saw an opportunity to capitalise on the city’s love of its mischievous son.
Alison painted the sculpture at St Ronan’s Care Home, a Balhousie property, to interest the local community and spark a Wullie-like nosiness from youngsters.
She was joined by Morris Heggie — former Dandy editor and Oor Wullie comic writer — as well as pupils from Craigie High and St Pius Primary at an unveiling ceremony to show off their design.
Kirstene Feenan, marketing and communications manager at Balhousie Care Group, said: “Everyone at Balhousie Care Group is delighted to be able to support The Archie Foundation’s Tayside Appeal by sponsoring a statue in the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail.
“Intergenerational work is very important to us and a character like Oor Wullie is one that has a multi- generation appeal that will connect with all ages.
“We hope lots of people from the local community will enjoy seeing our sculpture over the summer months.”
Alison added: “There have been so many people walking by and popping their head through the door to see.
“People are so excited and it’s wonderful to see how much a project like this can bring people together.”