Perhaps you will remember reading an Oor Wullie magazine as a child? Although these are no longer in production he has continued to play a huge part of Scotland over the past few years. In 2019 there was a huge drive on the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail. People from all over flocked to tick all of the statues off their lists. At the end of the Trail there was an auction to allow people to take a part of this memorable trail them with them forever.
He was a little boy who waged war against boredom. Oor Wullie was famous for waging war against children being bored and was forever up to antics and getting caught up in all sorts of bother. He lived in a placed called Auchenshoogle and was first published in the Sunday post over 80 years ago. He sat most famously on a bucket with a pair of black dungarees. Thus where the bucket trail began. The bucket trail was a fun way for everyone to unite as a country and then raise money for a key area – Children’s charity. Although the Oor Wullies were all auctioned off last year you may just be lucky enough to spot some on your travels in someone’s garden who was lucky enough to win one.
After the country had the chance to follow the trail. The statues were auctioned off in Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh and all the funds raised from the auction was send to the Scottish Hospital Charities. These charities provide an utterly amazing service throughout the country supporting and helping to care for not only the sick babies, children and young people but also their families who find themselves in incredible difficult circumstances. The Trail united the country in order to raise vital funds to aid these charities in the amazing work that they do and also to raise awareness to something that most people do not come across in their day to day lives.
Because we believe that we should embrace all areas of our culture and country. After the start to 2020 and the impact it has had on all of our families we believe everyone should be aware of the services that are out there available when required. We as a country are proud to unite in times of need and the Oor Wullie trail promotes our heritage, our culture and our attitudes of the Scottish people. We are a country who comes together in a time of need and if you were one who participated in the trail let us know if you find an Oor Wullie on your travels with us this year!
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.