Oor Wullie commemorates WWI

OOR Wullie has made a special visit to the Weeping Window at The Black Watch Castle and Museum at Balhousie Castle.

Oor Wullie. Picture: Contributed

Sudger Wullie is one of ten sculptures from Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail, Dundee’s largest ever mass-participation public art event, who have been on a national tour of Scotland, spending this week in the City of Perth.

Sudger Wullie saw the cascade of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies to commemorate 100 years since the First World War.

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The sculptures, created by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, are being specially presented at The Black Watch Castle & Museum until 25 September.

Oor Wullie ahas a historic connection to the museum as the Black Watch. He was the wee scamp’s Uncle Wattie’s regiment in the comic stories.

Oor Wullie’s very own tartan, designed in 2010, took inspiration from the Black Watch with the red from the hackle on the regiment’s bonnets having been incorporated into the tartan.

Tartan Wullie, another Oor Wullie sculpture which is sponsored by Visit Scotland, features the iconic character’s official tartan also.