Oor Wullie heads to Inverurie for BIG Bucket Trail fun

Aberdeenshire looks set for a bumper summer with visitors expected to flock to Inverurie for Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.

The town and local area is home to six sculptures as part of the first ever nationwide trail raising money for ARCHIE.

Across Scotland, 200 Oor Wullies are on the streets of Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

A portion of those have been allocated to Inverurie thanks to the help of local businesses.

GPH Builders Merchants, Inverurie Precast, ANM Group, Tarmac, Barra Berries, the Inverurie panto and the town’s Business Improvement District have each sponsored a sculpture, with funds going to benefit sick children in Grampian.

The sculptures range from a Peter Pan, a couthie cat to a Berry Nabbler, scoffing the local produce.

Five Oor Wullies can be found in the town, while one is ready to discover in Oldmeldrum.

Derek Ritchie, manager of Inverurie BID, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the town is hosting a number of sculptures this summer. It allows visitors and locals to experience a smaller trail in a town just outside the city.

“The We Are Inverurie Board were all quite excited to take up the opportunity of becoming a sponsor for one of the sculptures and look forward to welcoming trail finders to our town this summer.”

Jamie Smith, fundraising manager at The ARCHIE Foundation, said: “It is fantastic to have the support of local businesses in Inverurie.

“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 into Aberdeenshire which will be fantastic for our charity.

“Not only will people have the chance to find 28 Oor Wullies in Aberdeen, they will have the pleasure of visiting the beautiful town of Inverurie to find the another six in Grampian.

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

The statues will appear on the streets across Scotland in June, remaining there for 11 weeks before farewell events in each city followed by auctions to raise money for The ARCHIE Foundation, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Download the official Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail app to help track down all of the sculptures and the chance to earn some cool rewards.

Find it in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

Oor Wullie heads to Inverurie for BIG Bucket Trail fun