You may have had to walk more than 500 miles to see all the Oor Wullie statues in his bucket trail this summer.
But last night The Proclaimers Oor Wullie statues managed to raise an amazing £14,000 for Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.
The auction at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh saw £318,000 raised in total for Edinburgh’s Children’s Hospital Charity, beating both Aberdeen and Dundee’s auctions earlier in the week.
The Proclaimers met their Bucket Trail counterparts back in June, before they were given pride of place at the Ocean Terminal shopping complex in Leith.
Twins Craig and Charlie Reid inspired their own twin Wullies and, before the Trail launched, said it couldn’t be for a better cause, raising millions for children’s hospital charities.
Speaking at the time, Charlie said: “This is a brilliant thing to be a part of.
“You can’t think of a better cause than raising money for charities that are going to be helping kids in Scottish hospitals.”
Autographing the statues, Craig said having his own Wullie sculpture was a huge honour.
“Charlie and I grew up with The Sunday Post and always loved reading Oor Wullie and The Broons,” he said. “To be chosen to be immortalised like this is magic.”
Last night’s result, along with Dundee’s £239,000 and Aberdeen’s £316,700 brings the Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail auctions total to a staggering £873,700 so far, with one final auction at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow tonight.