The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail road trip

Oor Wullie statues have been placed in cities across Scotland as part of the country’s first ever nationwide public art trail. There are 200 Oor Wullie statues to find in Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen and Glasgow. As national sponsors of the 2019 Bucket Trail, we’ve put together some road trip ideas to help you find as many as possible.

Before setting off, make sure you download the free Oor Wullie app. You can use it to unlock rewards and scan your favourite statues.


With 60 sculptures dotted across the city, Edinburgh is the perfect place to kickstart your Oor Wullie Bucket Trail road trip. Why not make a day of it and head to the capital during the Edinburgh fringe? You’ll be able to soak up the incredible atmosphere of the city while you’re hunting for statues of the cheeky comic book character.

We recommend spending two days in Edinburgh to complete this part of the trail.

Keep an eye out for the ‘Time to Shine’ Oor Wullie statue, which you’ll find outside Edinburgh’s Waverley station. It was designed and spray painted by Arnold Clark’s very own apprentices!

‘Time to Shine’
Artist: Hannah Blue, Harry Scott and Sam Wightman
Location: Waverley Station

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Next stop, Glasgow!

There are 56 Oor Wullie sculptures across Glasgow and the West, located at famous landmarks and popular tourist destinations across the city. From George Square to Glasgow Airport, and a lot of famous landmarks in between, you’ll have to cover a lot of ground to complete the Glasgow part of the trail.

Arnold Clark has sponsored two very special statues in Glasgow, so be sure to check out ‘Oor Billy’ and ‘Arnold Clark Timeline’.

‘Oor Billy’
Artist: Robert Stevenson
Location: Buchanan Street

‘Arnold Clark Timeline’
Artist: Taylor McTaggart
Location: Arnold Clark Head Office, Hillington

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A Bucket Trail road trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting Wullie’s hometown of Dundee.

The world was first introduced to the mischievous character when the comic strip was published by DC Thompson in the Sunday Post in 1936. Wullie and his gang have been entertaining Sunday Post readers ever since. The city of Dundee loves Wullie so much that he has been immortalised in a sculpture by Malcolm Robertson that sits outside the McManus art gallery.

In between capturing all of the 36 comic book sculptures Dundee has to offer, why not take a trip to the recently opened V&A museum?

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Located across several of the most popular tourist hotspots in Aberdeen, capturing the 36 Oor Wullie statues is the perfect way to see the best of everything the city has to offer. With statues next to famous landmarks like Barra Castle and St Nicholas Square, to the world’s first-ever Oor Wullie-themed fish and chip shop, you’ll be ticking things off your bucket list as well as the Bucket Trail!

Arnold Clark has sponsored a statue in Aberdeen, so be sure to check out ‘Oor Roadie’ and share your snaps with us on Facebook and Twitter. This is a particularly special statue because it was designed by a member of Arnold Clark’s Marketing department.

‘Oor Roadie’
Artist: Tomasz Czuprynski
Location: St Nicholas Square

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You’ll need to head further north, to the city of Inverness, for the final stop of your Oor Wullie adventure. Known as the capital of the Scottish Highlands, as well as being home to the Loch Ness Monster, Inverness is also home to ten Oor Wullie sculptures!

Planning a road trip to Inverness? Catching a glimpse of Nessie might be easier than you think. Keep your eyes peeled for the Arnold Clark Oor Wullie statue, ‘Nessie Wullie’!

‘Nessie Wullie’
Artist: Sally Adams
Location: Falcon Square

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Oot to see Wullie? Remember to tag #OWBBT and share your pictures with us.

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