The Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail has come to an end — but the generosity of Glasgow means it will never be forgotten.
On a thrilling final night of a week of auctions across the country, hundreds packed into the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and sparked a bidding frenzy that raised £419,500 on the night.
However, Glasgow soon blasted past that target, and went on to provide a remarkable boost for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. The total for the week came to a stunning £1,293,200.
The highlight of the night was Lot 28, Metal Oor Wullie, which attracted a spectacular bid of £25,000.
Other standout lots included Buzzin’ at £16,000, Oor Hospital Hero Wullie and Oor Wullington at £15,000 each and Oor Teacake at £13,000.
The Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail was the first ever national public art trail and has been a huge success. Organisers say statues were lodged over a million times on the official app, and it is estimated that between two and three million visits were made to the statues, which were on display across the country throughout the summer.