Oor Wullie Miller Comes to Bon Accord

Posted 27th Jun 2019

Willie Miller pictured with "Oor Wullie Miller" and artist Sarah Mauchline.

As part of the national Oor Wullie bucket trail, we welcomed Scottish football legend Willie Miller and his counterpart “Oor Wullie Miller” painted by Sarah Mauchline! Oor Wullie Miller will be on display at the Bon Accord centre between 17 June - 30 August.

Inspired by Scotland’s favourite son, Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is the first nationwide public arts trail and will cover 700 miles across Scotland this summer. A total of 200 life-sized Oor Wullie sculptires can be spotted across Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

This free art event will run for 11 weeks from June 17 to August 30. Each statue is individually designed by 100 artists, each reflecting a unique aspect of Scotland’s diverse culture.

The goal of the trail is to raise vital funds for all of Scotland’s children’s hospital charities to provide the very best possible care and support for the combined half a million babies, children and young people who are seen each year.

At the end of the summer, the sculptures will be auctioned off and the money raised will be used to support the work of these charities – The ARCHIE Foundation, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital in Dundee and Highland Children’s Unit in Inverness. They support the NHS’s world-class care by providing extras to make the difference to sick children, including child-friendly hospital spaces, enhanced staff training, advanced medical equipment, specialist staff posts, emergency funding for families and toys, games and electronics.