Oor Wullie’s Bucket trail

In Scotland, Oor Wullie is very much a national institution.

Oor Wullie (English: Our Willie) is a Scottish comic strip published in the D.C. Thomson newspaper The Sunday Post. It features a character called Wullie Russell. Wullie is the familiar Scots nickname for boys named William. His trademarks are spiky hair, dungarees and an upturned bucket, which he uses as a seat - most strips since early 1937 begin and end with a single panel of Wullie sitting on his bucket. The earliest strips, with little dialogue, ended with Wullie complaining ("I nivver get ony fun roond here!"). The artistic style settled down by 1940 and has changed little since. A frequent tagline reads, "Oor Wullie! Your Wullie! A'body's Wullie!" (Our Willie! Your Willie! Everybody's Willie!).

Currently, hundreds of painted ‘Oor Wullies’ are sited round Scotland’s four major cities, as part of a bucket trail for various charities. For more info see: https://www.oorwullie.com/

Here is a ‘Wullie’ from Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.

Anyway, it was back to Work today ...

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