Today is the 80th anniversary of Oor Wullie and The Broons’ first appearances in The Sunday Post’s Fun Section.
To celebrate, we’re looking back on what they’ve been getting up to over the years.
We start off with loveable scamp Oor Wullie, first brought to life by Dudley D. Watkins in 1936.
Wullie and his gang have been keeping boredom at bay for decades in the typical Scottish town of Auchenshoogle.
The rascal has become an icon sitting on an upturned bucket in his famous dungarees as he plans the latest pranks and japes.
And all in broad Scots with his famous sayings ‘Jings!’, ‘Crivvens!’ and ‘Help Mah Boab!’.
Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, Primrose (and don’t forget Jeemy the mouse) all join in the fun, with Wullie’s Ma, Pa and poor old PC Murdoch also playing starring roles.
Some famous faces have appeared in the strip over the years including Nicola Sturgeon, Ewan McGregor, Andy Murray and Amy Macdonald.
A 2004 survey voted Wullie ‘Scotland’s Favourite Son’, beating William Wallace, Sean Connery and Rabbie Burns in the top four – and it’s easy to see why.
Keep up with Wullie every week – only in The Sunday Post.
Tomorrow: The Broons through the ages
Wullie through the ages – he’s Oor Wullie, Your Wullie, A’body’s Wullie!
1936: Wullie’s first ever appearance in the Fun Section
1936: I get nae fun at a’!
1939: Wullie sits on his famous bucket
1940: Wullie gets his own annual – first editions are now worth thousands
1949: A rare glimpse of a well-groomed Wullie
1950: The bucket remains an iconic accessory
1954: Wullie covers up the famous dungarees with a stylish coat!
1968: He’s even been known to sport a kilt (although he doesn’t seem too happy about it…)
1968: This fashion choice wasn’t well received either…
1991: Wullie’s had a few braw days in his time
2013: Ewan McGregor is an old pal of PC Murdoch’s!
2014: Singer Amy Macdonald gets Wullie’s approval!
2014: And he’s supporting Andy Murray too… well, the bucket is
2015: Scotland’s First Minister visits Auchenshoogle
2015: Wullie embraces modern technology – on an airboard!
2016: Wullie has now been honoured with a statue in Dundee city centre
Watch the statue unveiling:
Watch the unveiling of the brand new Oor Wullie statue in Dundee today!Read all about it here: bit.ly/1UIk8DS
Posted by The Sunday Post on Saturday, 5 March 2016
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