Oor Wullie is returning ‘home’ to Dundee for Christmas.
The popular Oor Wullie Noo from the Bucket Trail, which depicts the cheeky scamp as an old man, will arrive back in the city since he went up for auction in September.
Bought by Balhousie Care Group’s Tony Banks for £18,000, the Wullie will spend Christmas at their Clement Park Care home in Lochee.
The statue was sent on a mini-tour around the care group’s 25 homes around the country.
Fondly renamed ‘Auld Wullie’ by staff and residents, the sculpture will welcome the local community for an afternoon of entertainment, food and fun at the home’s Christmas Fayre tomorrow.
He will also play a starring role when Santa visits the home next on December 23, joining residents, staff, relatives and children from the local nursery for a special Christmas ‘story-time’ celebration.
Oor Wullie Noo, which was located on Brought Ferry’s Douglas Terrace, is modelled on two Balhousie residents and was created by artist Alison Price.
Over £883,000 was raised at the public auction for the Archie Foundation.