New Oor Wullie bucket trail launched in Dundee

Oor Wullie was the centre of attention in his home city as the first national bucket trail starring the cheeky comic book character was launched in Dundee.

Nicola and Abbie Richardson grab a selfie with Oor Wullie at the launch

A total of 150 Oor Wullie sculptures will take to the streets of the City of Discovery, along with Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow, next summer.

Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail will raise money for the Archie Foundation, as well as Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

In Dundee, 30 sculptures will be on display at various locations from June to September, before being auctioned off to raise money for the Archie Foundation – the official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital.

The launch at DC Thomson’s Meadowside offices follows the success of the original trail held in Dundee in 2016, which raised more than £883,000.

David Wood, chief executive of the Archie Foundation, said: “The people of Dundee really took the first Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail to their hearts back in 2016 and we know they’ll do the same when the new Oor Wullies are on the streets next summer.”