See Grampian’s Oor Wullies all together as we bid farewell to the BIG Bucket Trail
Aberdeen is set for a surge in visitors expected for a final farewell to Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the city’s Marischal College Quad for one last glimpse of the beloved sculptures found across the city this summer before they go up for auction.
Taking place on Friday September 13 to Sunday September 15, the Farewell Weekend sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland gives the public to see the sculptures for one last selfie opportunity or a final chance to collect sculptures that they may not have had a chance to see on the trail.
All 36 locally designed large Oor Wullies sculptures and 42 wee statues, created by local schools and community groups, will be on display for one last public showing.
The newly-created Wandering Wullies will also be on display before going up for auction the following week.
Like previous events, the finale weekend is a popular occasion giving each of the charities involved another opportunity to connect with trail enthusiasts and raise funds having delivered a massive free event all summer.
The farewell event is also a fantastic way to raise awareness and excitement around the auctions which will take place the following week.
Tickets for the event are available to purchase online or in person at three Aberdeen Performing Arts outlets: His Majesty’s Theatre, The Music Hall and Lemon Tree. Tickets will also be for sale in The Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail shop in The Bon Accord Centre from Friday August 23.
Tickets will be issued in hourly time slots to give visitors time and space to see each Oor Wullie in detail.
Katie Kyle, partnerships manager at The ARCHIE Foundation, said: “We’ve had so much fun this summer and it has been fantastic to interact with the public who have really embraced the trail.
“We have loved chatting to people from across the country and further afield who have heard all about Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.
“The Farewell Weekend will be one big celebration of the trail and a final chance to see the unique sculptures before they are auctioned raising vital funds for The ARCHIE Foundation.
“We are expecting a packed weekend of visitors but there will still be some opportunities for those unable to get tickets to turn up on the day.”
Similar farewell events will also take place in the other bucket trail city on the same weekend.