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Statues of Scottish comic icon Oor Wullie to get final outing in Inverness before being sold


By Staff Reporter


Locals and tourists have enjoyed posing for photographs with the Oor Wullie statues around Inverness.
Locals and tourists have enjoyed posing for photographs with the Oor Wullie statues around Inverness.

PEOPLE in Inverness will be given one last chance to take a selfie with the popular Oor Wullie statues next month.

The Oor Wuliie’s Big Bucket Trail runs until August 30, but the 10 Inverness statues will be gathered together and displayed at the Eastgate Shopping Centre from September 13 to 15.

They will go under the hammer at Thainstone Specialist Auctions the following week, raising money for the Archie Foundation, the official charity of the Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital.

Archie Highland fundraiser Dawn Cowie said: “We’ve had so much fun this summer and it has been fantastic to interact with the public who have really embraced the trail.

“We have loved chatting to people from across the country and further afield who have heard all about Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail.

“The Farewell Weekend will be one big celebration of the trail and a final chance to see the unique sculptures before they are auctioned, raising vital funds for the Archie Foundation.

“We are expecting a packed weekend of visitors.”

Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail was launched on June 17 and is a public art initiative. The specially-designed sculptures have appeared on the streets of Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh.



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