St John's Shopping Centre to Welcome The Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail

Perth is set to welcome not one but two mischievous Oor Wullies this summer.

The Fair City will be home to the uniquely-designed sculptures as part of Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.

Running for 11 weeks from June 17, Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will see 200 sculptures placed in cities across Scotland in what is the first-ever nationwide public art trail.

The sculptures will be found on the streets of Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Some of those have been allocated to Perth thanks to the help of local businesses.

The city will host a pair of Oor Wullies while the remainder of the statues in the area will be found in Dundee, St Andrews and Newport.

St John’s Shopping Centre, Perth and Morris Leslie Plant Hire, based in Errol, have each sponsored dazzling designs which will soon be ready to discover on the trail.

Derek Martin, Marketing Manager at St John’s Shopping Centre, hopes the new arrivals to the city will draw in visitors.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted that Perth will play a part in the trail this summer. It will allow visitors and locals to discover Perth while completing the trail.

“The team at St John’s are excited to take up the opportunity of becoming a sponsor for one of the sculptures. We are so happy to be involved and the fact it will benefit sick children in hospital makes it even better.

“We look forward to welcoming trail finders to this summer.”

Sarah Johnston, fundraising manager for The ARCHIE Foundation in Tayside, said: “It is fantastic to have the support of local businesses in Perth and across Tayside and Fife.

“They have really embraced the trail and can’t wait to see their sculptures hit the streets. Their involvement has helped to spread the word of Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail which will be fantastic for our charity.

“Not only will people have the chance to find Oor Wullies in Dundee, they will have the pleasure of exploring Perth to find more.

“I’m sure the city will be bustling with visitors this summer who have come to complete the trail.”

Statues will be on the streets until the end of the trail on August 30. They will then be showcased at farewell events in each host city followed by auctions to raise money for The ARCHIE Foundation, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.


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