Oor Wullie and his mate Rabbie Burns

Orr Wullie, with his spiky hair, dungarees and upturned bucket, is a classic character who has appeared in the weekly comic strip in the Sunday Post since 1936.


He was always up to tricks so it’s no surprise to find him aiming his peashooter at a nearby statue of Rabbie Burns. And if you read his wee poem to Rabbie, you’ll get a good feel for his sense of humour and general cheekiness.


This 4 foot tall bronze sculpture sits outside the McManus art gallery in Dundee, and was unveiled here to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2016.







Copyright Debbie Smyth, 20 November 2018

Posted as part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

10 thoughts on “Oor Wullie and his mate Rabbie Burns

  1. 😂😂 as kids, my brother and I used to get Oor Wullie and The Broons annuals sent from Scotland as Christmas presents. My brother, who was only theee when we left Scotland, hated them because he simply couldn’t understand the Scots language.

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  2. Real fun! Although I almost feel sorry for Robert Burns. I have fond memories of Burns’ night in the middle of the Saudi desert with Scottish pipers in full regalia and a steaming haggis and (very small) tots of smuggled whiskey. 😀

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