Oor Wullie sculpture made of Tunnock’s teacakes unveiled at factory

Factory workers Emma Brown, 19 and Michelle Quinn, 46,  admire a unique Oor Wullie sculpture. Picture: SWNS
Factory workers Emma Brown, 19 and Michelle Quinn, 46, admire a unique Oor Wullie sculpture. Picture: SWNS
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A SCULPTURE of Oor Wullie made of 60 Tunnock’s teacake wrappers has gone on display at the firm’s Uddingston factory.

Made by Fife artist Robert Mach, the sculpture helped launch the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail, which will see over 50 sculptures of the mischief-making comic book character appear on the streets of Dundee for 10 weeks over the summer.

Boyd Tunnock admires a unique Oor Wullie sculpture by Fife artist Robert Mach. Picture: SWNS

Boyd Tunnock admires a unique Oor Wullie sculpture by Fife artist Robert Mach. Picture: SWNS

Organised by The ARCHIE Foundation, Wild in Art and DC Thomson, the Oor Willie Bucket Trail aims to raise money to help create a brand new twin operating theatre and paediatric surgical suite for the Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells.

At the end of the trail in September, all the sculptures will be sold at a special auction in Dundee, with proceeds going to the appeal.

Boyd Tunnock, managing director of Tunnock’s, said: “”Oor Wullie has long been one of the nation’s favourites and we like to think that we’re in the same category.

“We are very happy to support this appeal.”

Boyd Tunnock admires a unique Oor Wullie sculpture by Fife artist Robert Mach. Picture: SWNS

Boyd Tunnock admires a unique Oor Wullie sculpture by Fife artist Robert Mach. Picture: SWNS

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Tunnocks director Fergus Loudon faces the sculpture. Picture: SWNS

Tunnocks director Fergus Loudon faces the sculpture. Picture: SWNS