I’m sure many of you living in Scotland, will have heard about Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail, or even come across one of the 200 sculptures dotted around our cities.
Designed to raise awareness and vital funds for Scotland’s children’s hospitals, this first-ever national public art trail takes to the streets of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness, with life-size sculptures, individually designed, by over 100 artists, to reflect life in today’s culturally diverse Scotland.
Like many a youngster growing up in Scotland, Oor Wullie, and the Broon’s, became a big part of my life, therefore I find the sculptures delightful and as I had photographed almost all of Glasgow’s street art, I decided to try and capture as many as I could, the results can be seen below.
Oor Billy by Robert Stevenson in Buchanan Street
Oor Andy by Adam Pekr in Kelvingrove Park
oor Wullington by Michelle Cohen
Oor Thistle by Tanya Mahon at City of Glasgow College
Personalities og Glasgow by Kris McKinnon on John Street
Oor Bucket List by Megan Heather Evans at Glasgow Cally Uni
Life in Glasgow by Taylor McTaggart on Buchanan Street at Princes Square
Scott’s Snashers by Lissie Hollis in Argyle Street
Oor Rod by Graham Farquhar in Buchanan Street
Oor Green Laddie by Jenny Leonard at Whitelee Wind Farm
Yer Green Laddie by 24 design Ltd in Central Station
Bonnie Oor Wullie byShelley jayne in Buchanan Street
Island Wullie by Katie Tunn at Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Take a Ride by Deven Bhuke at Strathclyde Uni
Oor Charles by Laura Hallet in George Square
Wonder Wullie by David RG Chapman in George Square
Oor Wee Yin’s Banter by Rachael Tidmore at Royal Exchange Square
Oor People by Margaret Fraser in Candlriggs
Celebration Wullie by Dawn Brooks in St Enoch Centre
Anatomical Boy by Simon Messer at Mitchell Library
Oor Jimi by Betti Moretti in Wilson Street
Whoopie Wullie by Conzo Throb at Glasgow Cross
Metal Oor Wullie by Jason Paterson in George Square
Charles Rennie by Sue Guthrie in St Enoch Subway Station
Bring Back Your Empties Wullie by Michelle Q Cranwell on Hope Street
If you want to get involved yourself, there is an Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket app, in iTunes or Google Play, to help you locate and record the ones you find.
While out and about with a German friend, we found even more Oor Wullies, she was interested in the story behind them and quickly joined in photographing them.
Butterfly Tickles by Laura Henderson in Kelvingrove Park
O’er The Heathery Brae by Erin Michele O’Shaunhnessy
Whit’s Fur Ye’ll No Go By Ye by Natasha Zelen Forrest on Byres Road
Wullie’s Munchie Box by Jade Taylor at The Botanic Gardens
Oor Ziggy by The Notorious Gasolines Co om Bain Street