Oor Wullie Bucket Trail encourages visitors to come to Dundee this summer


19 July 2016
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A new art trail inspired by the Oor Wullie cartoon character is encouraging the folk of Dundee and visitors to get out and explore the city during the school holidays.

A new art trail inspired by the Oor Wullie cartoon character is encouraging the folk of Dundee and visitors to get out and explore the city during the school holidays.

The trail comprises 55 five-foot-tall sculptures of Oor Wullie sitting on his bucket - each of which has been designed by an artist or sculptor. Trail maps and a digital app allow people to follow the Wullie around the city, looking for each of the sculptures at a different location. 

At the end of summer, the statues will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Archie Foundation appeal, which is raising money for a twin operating theatre paediatric surgical suite for Tayside Children's Hospital. 

While the trail is underway in Dundee, ten additional Oor Wullies will set off on an eight-week national tour around Scotland. They began in Aberdeen in June and will travel to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, & Inverness, returning eight weeks later to Dundee in time to join the rest of the Bucket Trail at the grand auction of all the sculptures.

For more information and to download the trail, visit the website.