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oor wullie big bucket trail - scotland

The Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail first ran in Dundee in 2016 and again in 2019 all over Scotland.


Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail runs for 11 weeks from 17th June 2019 – 30th August 2019, culminating in a series of Farewell Events and nationwide auctions in each of the five host cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Scotland’s first ever national public art trail aims to unite the country as it raises awareness and vital funds for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities.

No matter who you are or where you live, you can get involved with Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail by:

  • Exploring the trails in each city with your friends and family

  • Getting involved with your school and learning all about Oor Wullie and our heritage – find out more here

  • Bidding on a sculpture in our auctions at the end of the trail

Funds raised through the trail will support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charityand the ARCHIE Foundation, helping children in hospital across the country.

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is a Wild in Art event, and would not be possible without the support of DC Thomson Media.


2019 (July - Oct) Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Edinburgh - choose life

Choose Life (Rent Boy)

“Choose life” and embrace all it has to offer. This design was inspired by the character of Mark Renton from Irvine Welsh’s novel ‘Trainspotting’. Wullie is transformed into Mark Renton who is enjoying a laugh amongst the Scottish heather after being given a second chance for a brighter future.

The original design was to have him on a toilet bowl from that 'iconic scene' however that wasn't particularly child friendly... so he's a reformed addict enjoying the sight's of the Scottish Highlands sitting on a tree stump surrounded in heather and thistle instead.

Choose life was sponsored by Montpeliers.


2016 (July - Oct) Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Dundee - Wullie Wallace

Wullie Wallace (Braveheart)

I submitted a William Wallace Horse, Dolphin and now an Oor Wullie for various Scottish trails, it has always been a design I have wanted to create.  

I’m fascinated with his story, and I knew Scotland would embrace this sculptures design

Wullie Wallace was sponsored by DC Thompson in Dundee Scotland

The Oor Wullie Braveheart Statue and Highland Cow are now situated in their forever home on Rutland Street (West End), Edinburgh.

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