Dundonians are sharing their favourite son with the rest of Scotland — as the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail goes on tour.
The trail has been generating huge interest in the city and is being complemented by a national tour of 10 specially-created Oor Wullie sculptures.
Last week, the statues were sightseeing in Aberdeen — and as many as 14,000 people visited them, according to the director of fundraising for the Archie Foundation, Cassie Thompson.
And this week they have been in Edinburgh, at the Apex Grassmarket and Apex City of Edinburgh hotels, before moving on to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens next week.
The touring sculptures include Wullie Wallace, inspired by the legendary Scot, as well as Sudger Wullie, an army-inspired creation, and even a heel-wearing Marilyn Monroe-inspired version.
Charity organisers the Archie Foundation, along with partners Wild In Art and DC Thomson, are transporting the special group around the country with just one week in each location.
Cassie said: “An incredible amount of work has gone into this project, which is all to help raise money for the Archie Foundation’s Tayside Children’s Hospital Appeal.
“We are delighted to be taking the sculptures out on tour so people in other parts of Scotland can enjoy them as much as everyone has in Dundee. If you miss them this week, then there are 55 to spot all around Dundee for the next six weeks.”
The tour will be in Glasgow from Monday before visiting Stirling, Perth and Inverness before returning to Dundee.
As well as the 10 touring sculptures, there are also a few roving Oor Wullies that could pop-up anywhere in the country.
People may have bumped into him on their travels with Oor Rugby, based on the Scottish rugby team, stationed at Edinburgh Waverley. And party revellers may also have met him at T in the Park last weekend, as Disco Wullie visited the VIP section.
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