© 2021 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Auctions of the statues will act as the finale to the spectacular summer-long art trail enjoyed by hundreds of … Tom Gilzean's sculpture went for £13,000 at auction on Thursday night to a mystery buyer. More than 200 sculptures from the Scotland-wide Oor Wullie Bucket Trail have raised more than £1.29m at an auction for three children's charities. We cannot thank people enough.". On 19 September at Prestonfield House there is an invitation only event when all of the lifesize sculptures and four of the mini ones will be up for auction. Tom Gilzean: Bid to buy war veteran's Oor Wullie statue for Edinburgh, Robot used for lockdown couple marriage proposal. He is well known in Edinburgh, where he is regularly seen with his collecting tin and trademark tartan trousers on Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail runs for 11 weeks from 17th June 2019 – 30th August 2019 , culminating in a series of Farewell Events and nationwide auctions in each of the five host cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. It was a fantastic night, with the total raised hitting a whopping £316,700. ... At the end of the summer on the 13th September the statues will all be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Archie Foundation’s appeal for a new twin operating theatre pediatric surgical suite for Tayside Children’s Hospital. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Tom Gilzean: Bid to buy war veteran's Oor Wullie statue for Edinburgh, Charity collector Thomas Gilzean in hospital after fall onto Edinburgh tram tracks, Charity collector Thomas Gilzean wins Edinburgh Award, Tom Gilzean - Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail, We will face more pandemics unless we halt climate change, Charles says, Four arrested and charged over alleged Covid breach at Edinburgh anti-lockdown protest, Nicola Sturgeon says Edinburgh anti-lockdown protests 'put lives at risk', Marks & Spencer saves Jaeger from collapse but stores set to close, January 11 coronavirus update: Further decrease in East Lothian's figures, now among top five lowest in Scotland, Information about BBC links to other news sites, FBI warning amid fears of more pro-Trump violence. Prospective buyers for the north-east’s artistic Oor Wullie sculptures have been treated to a sneak preview. Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail is live! Alan Hutcheon, Director at ANM and Auctioneer, said: “We are delighted to be involved in such a high-profile charity initiative and once again play our part in raising funds for very worthwhile charities. Subscribe for only £5.49 a month and enjoy all the benefits of the printed paper as a digital replica. A total of 200 life-sized Oor Wullie sculptures will be sold off by ANM Group Auctioneers Alan Hutcheon, Colin Slessor and Mark Barrack, with the online auctions facilitated by Alan Donald. The Edinburgh auction of all 60 statues, which included The Proclaimers, raised £318,000 for Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. The war veteran is a familiar face on Princes Street,where has been collecting money for the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity for … An auction of 70 specially designed Oor Wullie statues has raised £883,000 for charity. It follows a crowd fundraiser which raised £7,000 to buy the statue so it could be kept on display in Edinburgh. They sold for £800, £700, £700, £700, £500, £500, £500 and £500. All Rights Reserved. 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Oor Wullie. © DC Thomson Co Ltd 2021. With the total raised by the Edinburgh Oor Wullies standing at a whopping £318,000! The Grand Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Auction Tue 13 September at 6pm. Fifty Oor Wullie statues have brand new owners following tonight’s auction in Inverurie. Oor Wullie (English: Our Willie) is a Scottish comic strip published in the D.C. Thomson newspaper The Sunday Post.It features a character called Wullie; Wullie is the familiar Scots nickname for boys named William. 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Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail has reached its climax this week, with the first of four auctions getting off to a sensational start last night in Dundee! Picture by Kim Cessford. The Edinburgh family of a 99-year-old war veteran who has raised more than £1m for charity have been outbid for his Oor Wullie statue. He raises money for Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity - which had supported the move to keep his sculpture in the capital. A team of north-east auctioneers from a fly-on-the-wall documentary will help raise vital funds for charity as part of a popular summer sculpture trail. Here is a list of the lots in full – and what they went for: As well as the statues, a few buckets were auctioned off. Read about our approach to external linking. While many of the buyers were anonymous through the online bidding, it is expected that the majority of the statues will stay locally. ‍♂️ ‍♀️. The most paid for a Over 200 specially designed Oor Wullie statues have been placed across Scotland, showcasing our diverse culture through the help of the 100 artists who worked to make every sculpture unique. It was a fantastic night, which saw more than £318,000 raised for the charities being supported throughout this initiative; The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and The Archie Foundation. Big Bucket Trail: Oor Wullie statues inspire musical children to hit the high notes ahead of auction next week by Gayle Ritchie September 13 2019, 7.32am Updated: September 13 2019, 9.56am "It is his life's passion to fundraise for the hospital so he is absolutely over the moon with the amount that his sculpture achieved at auction and through our crowdfunding efforts, and that this will now be donated to this wonderful cause. If you combine that with the other host city auctions a total of £1.3 Million was raised! 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