Oor Wullie

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Oor Wullie is a chairacter in a cairtoon in the Sunday Post by Peter Davidson the now. He's a wee laddie that sits oan a bucket, wi a wee dug cried Harry. Oor Wullie's wee moose is cried Jeemy. He his a Maw an Paw an uses his cattie tae knack P.C. Murdochs hat aff (cap duntin'). He is a'ways findin' himsel in trouble wi' the law as acause o' this.

Oor Wullie doesnae ken if he is interested in a lassie named Primrose Patterson; she is his sometime girlfriend the noo. He haes three pals that's cried Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar, an Wee Eck. At the stairt an end o ilka cairtoon he can be fand sittin oan his bucket that he haes a sentimental attachment tae. The start o' each cairtoon also features a rhyme also in Scots. The cairtoons is written in Englified Scots.

Oor Wullie annuals is setten furth ilka twa year an The Broons (a sib comic cairtoon) annuals is setten furth in the years whan Oor Wullie isna setten furth, whiles thare's the antrin crossower atween the twa comic strips.

Chairacters and story[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oor Wullie graffiti in Glesga

Tho Wullie's hame toon wisnae gien a name in the oreeginal Watkins cairtoon, its ay been called Auchenshoogle syne the 1990s.

Wullie and his pals gie aboot the streets o his toon, tho he is bytimes seen at the schuil that he disnae like. He disnae like his dominae wha cries him "William" and gies him a reidie.

His adventures often consist o unrealistic get-rich-quick schemes that lead to mischief, to the despair o his parents Ma and Pa (Wullie's Pa is called “Tam”, the only reference to this is in a cairtoon from the sixties during a conversation atween Pa and PC Murdoch) and local policeman P.C. Joe Murdoch. Wullie's pals consists o hissel, Fat Boab, Wee Eck, 'Soapy' Soutar and Primrose Paterson (a lassie wha likes Wullie). Wullie cries hissel the highheidyin o the gang, but the ithers dinnae agree.

Uised tae be the gang wid meet in a wuid shed in the gairden at Wullie's hoose. Efter, the gang wid meet in an auld caravan cried the "Holly Rude". He uised tae hae anither pal cried Ezzy, who disnae appear in strips nouadays, alang wi with Wullie's wee brither.

Wullie's age hisnae aye bin the same. Afore in the Watkins cairtoons he luiked aboot 5 or 6, but later Watkins cairtoons he luiked aboot 10 or 11. Mair recently he his becam a bit yunger agin.

Cairtoon annuals[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fae 1940 the Oor Wullie cairtoons his appeart in a Christmas annual, set furth ivery twa year, chyngin wi The Broons, anither D. C. Thomson cairtoon. (Nae annuals wir set-furth atween 1943 and 1946 acause o paper shortcomins in the War.) Syne 2015, baith cairtoon annuals ir set-futher ivery year.

Since 1996 - the 60t anniversarie o the cairtoon - D.C. Thomson his set-furth a serie o books wi The Broons and Oor Wullie oan fornent pages.

Early cairtoons is aften repeatit in anes set-furth nouadays too.

Bucket Trails[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fur tae celebrate Oor Wullie's 80t anniversarie in 2016, thare wis a major public airt project whur 55 decoratit 5 ft sculptures o Wullie wis putit aroond Dundee and its pairts wi anither 13 tourin aboot Scotland ower eight week. As weel, 29 smawer anes wur designt by schuil weans in Dundee as pairt o an eddication programme aboot the Trail. Each ane is different, likes o Oor Bowie designt efter David Bowie, or ane fur Tim Peake whit luiks like a space man. A nummer o weel kent airtists made designs, likes o John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo), whas “Oor Jolomo” includit a nummer o his classic depictions o “red roofed cottages” oan his dongarees.

The Bucket Trail wis the lairgest mass public art project tae hae happent in Scotland. It went fae 17 June for twa month,[1] an the sculptures wis uctiont aff in September 2016 fur £883,000.[2] The money wis gied tae Archie Foundation's appeal fur tae gie money fur a new surgical suite fur childer at Tayside Children's Hospital. Thare wis money veesitors tae Dundee fun tae see the Trail. Afore the uction, a fareweel event wis put oan in Dundee's Slessor Gardens an 95 Oor Wullie statues wis oan public display. Ower 12,000 tickets wis selt. In aw, aboot 20,000 fowk cam tae the event.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Shennan, Rhona (19 Juin 2019). "The Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail: dates, map and locations". The Scotsman (in Inglis). Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  2. "Oor Wullie Bucket Trail auction raises £883,000". BBC News (in Inglis). 13 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2020.

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