Oor Wullie and Edinburgh Trams are Tickled Pink

Posted on Monday, 17th June 2019 at 16:07

Straight from his hometown of Auchenshoogle Oor Wullie has descended down Storrie Brae and into the city as part of the The BIG Bucket Trail starting today. 

Members of the Tramway’s charity committee specially selected the Tickled Pink sculpture, designed by David Graham and compliments the tram’s iconic pink branding.

The sculpture will be situated at Shandwick Place, close to the West End tram stop.  The public have the added bonus of taking a seat next to Wullie on his famous bucket, dungarees are optional.

Lea Harrison, Managing Director, Edinburgh Trams said:

“Edinburgh Trams is delighted to be supporting the Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail with our Charity of the Year, The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.  Wullie is everything a child should be mischievous and full of fun.  The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity lets children be children regardless of what illness or condition they are living with.”

Mr Harrison added:

“Being a proud Mancunian I have been educated with the help of my team and various Oor Wullie annuals, and all I can say is jings, crivvens, help ma boab!”

A local school has also benefitted by receiving their own Oor Wullie.  The pupils of Sighthill Primary were tasked with decorating their own miniature sculpture that they can keep.

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will run for 11 weeks from 17th June 2019 – 30th August 2019.  Funds raised through the trail will support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and the ARCHIE Foundation, helping children in hospital across the country.