Important Information

Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail – Charity Auction for The ARCHIE Foundation

The auction aims to raise crucial funds for the The ARCHIE Foundation’s Tayside appeal to raise two million pounds to help create a brand new twin operating theatre and paediatric surgical suite for the Tayside Childrens Hospital at Ninewells.


Sale Location:
Dundee Rep Theatre
Tay Square

Tuesday 13th September 2016

Sale Time: 7pm prompt.

Auctioneer's: ANM Group Ltd, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. AB51 5XZ

Auctioneer's on the Night:
Alan Hutcheon FIA Scot
Colin Slessor FIA Scot


Oor Wullie Charity Auction Q & A


The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail has been a huge success seeing 70 individually painted sculptures all beautifully decorated by different artists attracting as many as 100,000 visitors to Dundee and beyond. Whether you have seen them in Dundee or in one of the seven Cities across Scotland they have been shared and admired by all different walks of life.


On the 13th September there will be 70 sculptures auctioned and the aim is to raise a six figure sum for the ARCHIE Foundation.


Bidders will have the chance to own their favourite Oor Wullie sculpture from the trail.


Where is the auction being held?


At the Dundee Rep


How do I get a ticket for the auction?


Tickets can be requested by emailing


What time does it start and end?


Doors open at 6pm followed by the auction at 6.45pm


Where can I preview the Oor Wullie sculptures?


Between then 9th and 11th September the sculptures will be displayed at the ‘Goodbye Oor Wullie’ weekend event at Slessor Gardens. You can buy a ticket via the box office. It is priced £4 for individuals and £10 for a family ticket.


I can’t attend the auction, can I bid online?


Yes. If you can’t attend the auction you can still take part in the bidding. The auction will be live streamed live via the i-bidder system. You will be able to follow the auction on your computer on the night and bid in real-time just as the bidders in the auction room. You can however also, if you prefer, put in your maximum bid in advance. The i-bidder will then choose the lowest bid possible to win.

The i-bidder is now open for registrations and requires a £250 deposit. The deposit will be automatically refunded after the sale if you have been unsuccessful in the bidding.


For purchasers who have been successful then the £250 deposit will be used as part of the payment against the purchases.


If you prefer to to pay with a different card than the one used for registration that will be acceptable and we will get details from you after the sale.


What is the guide price?


While it is difficult to assess the likely amount of any sculpture may sell for, we believe a bid in excess of £2,000 could secure a sculpture. However some sculptures could sell for considerably more.


If a bid is successful, how do I pay for my sculptures?


Payment Options


  1. Payment by Credit Card incurs a merchant fee of 2.75%. Payment by Debit Card does not incur any additional fee
  2. Payment by cheque payable to The ARCHIE Foundation
  3. By prior arrangement with Cassie Thompson, we can raise an invoice for the total amount due. Invoices should be paid within 14 days of receipt
  4. If transportation is required, this will be added to the total amount due on the night (approx £80)  


What are the terms and conditions?


The terms and conditions are available on our website as part of the downloadable auction catalogue. Printed auction catalogue will also be available on the auction night for anyone who is attending. 


Oor Wullie Bucket Trail



We hope you’ve enjoyed The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail this summer. Please support the organising charities by making a donation. Text TCHA15 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 to Oor Wullie Bucket Trail charities. £5 can be changed to whatever you wish to donate. Donations will go to the Tayside Children’s Hospital.

Welcome to the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Charity Auction


We are thrilled to welcome you to the Dundee Rep to celebrate Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail of the 70 hugely popular designs which have created such a buzz around Tayside and the cities of Scotland this summer.




This is now your chance to own one of these wonderful sculptures yourself, whether for your home, garden or business. Each Oor Wullie is a unique piece of art with tremendous provenance, loved over the summer of 2016 by residents of and visitors to Dundee and around Scotland.




At the same time as becoming a very proud owner you will be directly benefitting Tayside  Children’s Hospital.  The help you provide will make a real difference for many local sick children when they most need it.




Thank you for your support, and we wish you successful bidding!


The “Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail” Team








Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Sponsors


DC Thomson




Whit an honour it’s been tae be the face o’ the Archie Foundation’s Bucket Trail! It’s been braw fun tae be dressed up in a’ sorts o’ outfits by some rare talent. I’ve even got tae tour roond the country showin’ aff these smashin’ designs. Maist importantly though, it’s been great tae support local kids, an’ help the Archie Foundation an’ their tremendous work for Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells. We’ve a’ had fun walkin’ the trail, and I’ve been michty pleased tae support such important work. I hope ye all bid high tae support this wonderful cause. Thank You,










Auction By ANM Group




Details on the different ways you can bid for a sculpture and practical information about auction night is available on our website 


We’re delighted to introduce you to tonight’s auctioneers from ANM Group - Colin Slessor and Alan Hutcheon - and managing the on-line bidding on i-Bidder is Alan Donald. All the team are based at the ANM Thainstone Centre, Inverurie and are Fellows of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland. 


A big thank you to ANM Group for conducting the ‘Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail auction’ and to i-bidder, who have all given their services free of charge this evening, a wonderful gesture.




A massive thank you goes to all our
magical artists and generous sponsors.






Sponsors’ drinks reception is kindly provided by The Vine.






Thank you to Chris Scott.




Graphic Design


Catalogue design and layout by John Hunter Barrie




The Bucket Trail installations team


Many thanks to the Installation Team for getting all the 
Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Sculptures into their locations.
Fantastic effort guys!








Many thanks to the Dundee Rep Theatre for hosting tonight’s 
Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Charity Auction.












The ARCHIE Foundation was first formed in Aberdeen in 2000 to raise money to ‘make the difference’ between an excellent new children’s hospital planned by NHS Grampian and a world-class facility with many extras which would make the experience of children being in hospital better for both the children and their families.




Ever since, the ARCHIE Foundation has supported local sick children and their families when they have needed it the most. We have funded numerous important staff and services for young patients as well as many pieces of specialist equipment, emergency grants and much more.




In 2011 the charity began a campaign in the Highlands to raise £2million towards creating a new Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. In April this year that unit opened its doors and has transformed the environment of hospital care for children in the Highlands.


In 2014 The ARCHIE Foundation was invited to become the official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital, which it was delighted to do. The first project for involvement was to address the urgent need for additional paediatric operating capacity at the hospital, which currently only has one operating theatre. It in this appeal to which the proceeds of this auction will be donated.




David Cunningham


Chief Executive








Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail
– ‘A Braw Event”




Wild in Art would like to thank The ARCHIE Foundation for their extraordinarily hard work and vision in bringing Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail to life in Dundee, and DC Thomson for lending us the lovable wee character ‘Oor Wullie’ to help the charity to raise essential funds for Tayside Children’s Hospital.




Celebrating the 80th anniversary of our cheeky rascal, Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail has beautifully captured the cultural renaissance of the City of Dundee. It has brought the creativity and enjoyment of quality public art to thousands of people whilst raising awareness of the work of The ARCHIE Foundation on behalf of Tayside Children’s Hospital in a truly memorable experience for all.




Since 2008, Wild in Art has been one of the leading creative producers of spectacular, mass-appeal public art events and education projects which harness the power of creativity and make art an everyday activity. From crashes of rhinos in Sydney to Commonwealth Games Clyde mascots in Glasgow and Wild Dolphins in Aberdeen, Wild in Art events have animated cities and towns and enthralled people the world over.




It has been an exciting experience for us all to experience the huge popularity of Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail. The way all the sculptures have developed into characters in their local communities and have been embraced by the whole city has been very touching. Now it’s time for these wonderful sculptures to find new homes. The proceeds from the auction will go to support the charitable work of The ARCHIE Foundation in raising £2millon towards creating a new twin operating theatre surgical suite for Tayside Children’s Hospital. This project, when complete, will transform the hospital experience for thousands of local sick children for many years to come.




Charlie Langhorne






Oor Wullie’s ON TOUR!




We were delighted that 12 Oor Wullie’s went on tour. They visited seven different cities across Scotland as well as railway stations with the aid of our sponsor Visit Scotland #scotspirit.




The tour took the appeal of The Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail beyond the city of Dundee to a wider audience around the country.




We do hope that everyone enjoyed the tour, especially if they couldn’t manage to get to Dundee to experience the full Oor Wullie Bucket Trail.




Thanks go to Arnold Clark, The Speratus Group, UNESCO, V & A, Signature Pub Group,
Wild in Art, Visit Scotland, Sunday Post
for their efforts in making the tour a reality.






Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail




Thank you to all of the schools, nurseries, clubs and groups in Dundee and Tayside who are taking part in the Citywide Oor Wullie Bucket Trail’s education programme.




Over 1,000 children spent many months experiencing and enjoying the magic of the visual arts while undertaking their own fundraising activities for The ARCHIE Foundation Tayside Appeal.




An added bonus, the project links in well to the curriculum too, mixing creativity with learning about Scottish culture and iconic characters like Oor Wullie! Oor Wullie is very well known by children across the city, with his famous phrases being used to teach youngsters all about traditional Scot’s language.




More than 30 miniature sculptures formed their own Bucket Trail across the city in libraries and visitor attractions, showcasing the creativity of the young people of Tayside, before being returned to schools for them to keep.






Craigowl Primary School........................................................ Oor Jammie Gamer


Kingspark School.................................................................... Oor Jokey


St Andrews RC Primary School............................................ St Andrew the Fisherman


Clepington Primary School.................................................... Cleppies Creation


Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group......................... The one and only ADHD oor wullie!


Balgay Hill Nursery.................................................................. Patchwork Wullie


Victoria Park Primary School................................................ I’m proud to be me


Eastern Primary School......................................................... Space Wullie


Forthill Primary School........................................................... Jute, Jam and Journalism


The High School of Dundee.................................................. Oor Wullie, Oor School


Tayside Children’s Hospita.................................................... Oor ARCHIE


Burnside Primary School, Carnoustie.................................. Oor Burnside Boy


Carlogie Primary School, Carnoustie.................................. Oor Carlogie


Castlehill Primary School, Cupar, Fife................................. Oor Wullie, Your Wullie, A’bodys Wullie


Cortachy Primary School, Cortachy, Kirriemuir.................. Oor Cortachy


Grange Primary School, Monifieth....................................... Oor Grange


Small World Nursery, Brechin............................................... Helping Hands


Woodlands Primary School, Carnoustie............................. Wullie loves Bees


St Clements and Camperdown Primary Schools............... Gourdie Wullie


Fraces Wright Pre-school Centre......................................... Silly Billy fae Bonnie Dundee


Fintry Primary School............................................................. Oor Fintry


Happy Days Nursery............................................................... Oor Wullie fae the Dighty


Rowantree Primary School.................................................... Oor Rowantree


Baldragon Academy................................................................ Wullie fae Baldragon


Downfield Primary School...................................................... The Whale of the Tay


St Marys Primary School....................................................... Oor St Mary’s Wullie


Tayview Primary School........................................................ Tayview Primary


St Ninians Primary School..................................................... Where’s Oor Wullie


 Dundee Comics Creative Space.......................................... Oor Elvis












“Thanks so much. The trail is awesome to say the least, well done. My extended family have picked it up in America and Australia too - great for Dundee.”


Graeme Heatherwick






“My husband and I started the bucket trail tonight and what a laugh we had. We managed to find 11 and got speaking to people who were out doing the same. My husband really likes the iron man one and I like the Harry potter one. The Woodlands one in Camperdown is cool too. What a great idea and raising money for a fab charity.”


Jennifer Mills






“My son and his friends had been asking about the trail and they are 14! If you can get the teenagers away from the Xbox etc then you deserve a medal!”


Evelyn Cairns






“I just wanted to reiterate how wonderful it was to see the Oor Wullies today. My mother was born and raised in Dundee and the Oor Wullies were a fantastic opportunity for my mum to take me and my two children - Clara, 15, and Conall, 11 - on a trip down memory lane as we drove around looking for the Wullies. We have never done that before as a 3-generation family and it was so, so special. We have a lot to thank the Wullies for today, thank you so very much.”








“Best idea ever! Kids (and parents) are loving the hunt! Great family time making memories!”


Kimberley Thomson





Terms and Conditions


A £250 deposit will be required from all Online Bidders when registering. 

The Deposit will be automatically refunded after the sale if you have been Unsuccessful in the bidding. ( may take a few days to process back to your account )
For Purchasers who have been successful then the £250 deposit will be used as part payment against the purchases.

Successful Online Purchasers:
We will be in touch with you shortly after the sale to take payment for your purchases.

If you prefer to pay with a different Card than the one used for Registration that will be acceptale and we will get details from you after the sale

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions


A £250 deposit will be required from all Online Bidders when registering. 

The Deposit will be automatically refunded after the sale if you have been Unsuccessful in the bidding. ( may take a few days to process back to your account )
For Purchasers who have been successful then the £250 deposit will be used as part payment against the purchases.

Successful Online Purchasers:
We will be in touch with you shortly after the sale to take payment for your purchases.

If you prefer to pay with a different Card than the one used for Registration that will be acceptale and we will get details from you after the sale




The nature of the relationship between the charities,

as auctioneer, and bidders and the terms on which the

auction is held are set out below. Bidders’ attention is

specifically drawn to Conditions 3 and 4 below, which

require them to investigate lots prior to bidding and

which contain specific limitations and exclusions of the

legal liability of the Auctioneer and Seller. Bidders, as

prospective purchasers should pay particular attention to

these Conditions.

1. Introduction (a) A sale contract is made directly

between the charities and the Buyer.

2. Common Terms In these Conditions of Business: The

Oor Wullie Bucket Trail Charity Auction is the event that

is owned and managed by the charities. “Bidder” is any

person considering, making or attempting to make a bid, by

whatever means, and includes Buyers; “Buyer” is the person

that makes the highest bid or the winning bid accepted by

the auctioneer. The buyer can bid in person or instruct an

agent to do so on their behalf. “Buyer’s Expenses” are any

costs or expenses due from the Buyer. “Hammer Price” is the

highest bid accepted by the auctioneer by the fall of the

hammer, or in the case of a post-auction sale, the agreed

sale price; “Purchase Price” is the Hammer Price. “Reserve”

is the (confidential) minimum Hammer Price at which the

Seller has agreed to sell a lot; “Seller” is the person offering

a lot for sale – the charity, Registered Company Number

SC039521. Registered address – The ARCHIE Foundation,

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Westburn Road Aberdeen

AB25 2ZG

3. Duties of Bidders and the charities in respect of items

for sale (a) Each lot offered for sale may or may not be

available for inspection by Bidders prior to the sale. It is

the responsibility of the Bidder to satisfy themselves as

to both the condition of the lot and the accuracy of its

description. (b) All lots are offered for sale in the condition

they are in at the time of the auction on 13th September

2016. It is the bidder’s responsibility to inspect lots prior

to purchase. This term applies whether or not bidders

are in attendance at the auction. Illustrations included in

printed material and on the internet are for identification

purposes only and will not convey full information as to

the actual condition of lots. (c) Information provided to

Bidders in respect of any lot by the charities, including any

estimate, whether written or oral and including information

in any catalogue, condition or other report, commentary

or valuation, is not a representation of fact but rather is a

statement of opinion genuinely held by the charities. Any

estimate may not be relied on as a prediction of the selling

price or value of the lot and may be revised from time to

time. (d) No representations or warranties are made by the

charities whether any lot is subject to copyright or whether

the Buyer acquires copyright in any lot.

4. Exclusions and limitations of liability to Buyers (a) In the

light of the matters in Condition 3 above and subject to

Conditions 4(a), neither the charities and/ or the seller: (I) is

liable for any errors or omissions in information provided to

the charities, whether orally or in writing, whether negligent

or otherwise; (II) gives any guarantee or warranty to Bidders

and any implied warranties and conditions are excluded

(save in so far as such obligations cannot be excluded by

law) other than the express warranties given by the charities

to the Buyer in Condition 3 of the Sellers’ Conditions of

Business; (III) accepts responsibility to any Bidders in respect

of acts or omissions (whether negligent or otherwise) by

the charities in connection with the conduct of auctions

or for any matter relating to the sale of any lot. (b) Without

prejudice to Condition 4(b), any claim against the charities

or the Seller by a Bidder is limited to the Purchase Price with

regard to that lot. Neither the charities nor the Seller shall

under any circumstances be liable for any consequential

losses. (c) None of this Condition 4 shall exclude or

limit the charities liability in respect of any fraudulent

misrepresentation made by the charities or the Seller, or in

respect of death or personal injury caused by the negligent

acts or omissions of the charities or the Seller.

5. Bidding at Auction (a) The charities have absolute

discretion to refuse admission to the auction. Bidders act

as principal unless they have the charity’s prior written

consent to bid as agent for another party. Bidders are

personally liable for their bid and are jointly and severally

liable with their principal if bidding as agent. (b) The

charities advises Bidders to attend the auction if possible

but will seek to carry out proxy and telephone bids that are

in pound sterling and that in the charity’s opinion, are clear

and received sufficiently in advance of the sale of the lot,

endeavouring to ensure that the first received of identical

written bids has priority.

6. Conduct of the Auction (a) Unless otherwise specified,

all lots are offered subject to a Reserve, which shall be

no higher than the low pre-sale estimate at the time of

the auction. (b) The auctioneer has discretion at any time

to refuse any bid, withdraw any lot, re-offer a lot for sale

(including after the fall of the hammer) if he believes there

may be error or dispute, and take such other action as he

reasonably thinks fit. (c) The auctioneer will commence

and advance the bidding at levels and in increments he

considers appropriate and is entitled to place a bid or series

of bids on behalf of the charities up to the Reserve on the

lot, without indicating he is doing so and whether or not

other bids are placed. (d) Subject to Condition 6(b), the

contract between the Buyer and the charities is concluded

on the striking of the auctioneer’s hammer, whereupon

the Buyer becomes liable to pay the Purchase Price. (e) Any

post-auction sale of lots offered at auction shall incorporate

these Conditions as if sold in the auction room.

7. Payment and Collection (a) Your obligation to pay the

purchase price arises when the lot is knocked down to you

on the fall of the Auctioneer’s hammer in respect of the Lot.

(b) Unless agreed in writing with you by the charities, you

must pay all sums to the charities in the currency in which

the sale was conducted immediately upon winning the lot

and you must ensure that the funds are cleared by the 5th

working day after the sale. Payment must be made to the

charities by cheque, bankers draft, cash, credit card or debit

card unless otherwise agreed with you in writing by the

charities. There will be a 2% charge for payment by credit

or debit card. If you do not pay any sums due in accordance

with this clause, the seller will have the rights to withhold

the lot. (c) Title in a purchased lot will not pass until the

charities has received the Purchase Price for that lot in

cleared funds. The charities are not obliged to release a lot

to the Buyer until the title of the lot has passed. Any earlier

release does not affect the passing of title or the Buyer’s

unconditional obligation to pay the Purchase Price. (d) The

purchaser is responsible for organising delivery of their

purchase and lots must be collected within 5 days of the

funds for the full purchase price clearing unless otherwise

agreed in writing with the charities. The purchaser will be

responsible for paying the daily storage cost of £20 per

day from the 5th day after the charities has received the

full purchase price in cleared funds. Failure to collect a lot

within 5 days of the full purchase price in cleared funds

being received by the charities, unless a written agreement

has been made with the charities prior to this date, could

result in the charities retaining the title of the lot and the

decision regarding this will be at the charity’s discretion.

Purchased lots are at the Buyer’s risk (and therefore their

sole responsibility for insurance) from collection or after 5

days of the purchase price being received by the charities

in cleared funds.

8. Failure to pay for the lot (a) If the purchase price for a

lot is not paid to the charities in full in accordance with

the contract, the charities will be entitled, without further

notice to you, to exercise one or more of the following

rights): (1) To terminate immediately the contract for sale

of the lot for your breach of contract (2) To re-sell the lot

by auction, private treaty or any other means on giving

seven days written notice to you of the intention to resell

(3) To retain possession of the lot (4) To remove and store

the lot at your expense (5) To take legal proceedings

against you for any sum due to the contract for sale and/or

damages for the breach of contract (6) To be paid interest

on any monies due (after as well as before judgement

or order) at the annual rate of 5% per annum above the

base rate of HSBC bank from time to time to be calculated

on a daily basis from the date upon which said monies

become payable until the date of the actual payment (7)

To repossess the lot (or any part thereof) which has not

become your property, and for the purpose (unless the

buyer buys the lot as a consumer from the seller selling in

the course of a business) you hereby grant an irrevocable

licence to the seller by himself and to his servants or

agents to enter upon all or any of your premises (with or

without vehicles) during normal business hours to take

possession of the lot or part thereof (8) To retain possession

of any other property sold to you by the seller at the sale

or any other auction or by private treaty until all sums

due under the contract of sale shall have been paid in

full in cleared funds (9) To retain possession of, and on

three months written notice to sell, without reserve, any

of your other property in the possession of the charities

(including, without limitation, other goods sold to you) and

to apply any monies due to you as a result of such sale in

satisfaction or part satisfaction of any amounts owed to

the seller or to the charities; (10) (a) So long as such goods

remain in the possession of the charities, to rescind the

contract for the sale of any other goods sold to you by

the seller at the sale or at any other auction or by private

treaty and apply any monies received from you in respect

of such goods in part or full satisfaction of any amounts

owed to the seller or to the charities by you. (b) You agree

to indemnify the charities against all legal and other costs

of enforcement, all losses and other expenses and costs

(including any monies payable to the charities in order to

obtain the release of the lot) incurred by the seller (whether

or not court proceedings will have to be issued) as a result

of the charities taking steps under this clause 8 on a full

indemnity basis together with interest thereon (after as

well as before judgement or order) at the rate specified in

clause 8.a.6 from the date upon which the seller becomes

liable to pay the same until payment by you. (c) On any resale

of the lot under clause 8.a.2, the Seller will account to

you in respect of any balance remaining from any monies

received by him or on his behalf in respect of the lot, after

the payment of all sums due to the charities within 28 days

of receipt of such monies by him or on his behalf.

9. The sellers liability (a) The seller will not be liable for any

injury, loss or damage caused by the lot after the fall of the

Auctioneer’s hammer in respect of the lot. (b) The seller

will not be liable (whether in negligence, other tort, breach

of contract or statutory duty or in restitution or under the

Misrepresentation Act 1967, or in any other way) for any

lack of conformity with, or inaccuracy of the lot or any entry

or estimate in relation to the lot.

10. General (a) All images and other materials produced

for the auction are the copyright of the charities, for use

at the discretion of the charities. (b) Should any provision

of these Conditions of Business be held unenforceable for

any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full

force and effect. (c) These Conditions of Business are not

assignable by any Buyer without the charity’s prior written

consent, but are binding on Buyers’ successors, assigns and

representatives. No act, omission or delay by the charities

shall be deemed a waiver or release of any of its rights.

11. Law and Jurisdiction (a) Governing Law These

Conditions of Business and all aspects of all matters,

transactions or disputes to which they relate or apply

shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with

English law. (b) Jurisdiction For the benefit of the charities,

all Bidders and Sellers agree that the Courts of England are

to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle all disputes arising

in connection with all aspects of all matters or transactions

to which these Conditions of Business relate or apply.

(c) Service of Process All Bidders and Sellers irrevocably

consent to service of process or any other documents in

connection with proceedings in any court by facsimile

transmission, personal service, delivery by mail or in

any other manner permitted by English law, the law of

the place of service or the law of the jurisdiction where

proceedings are instituted, at the last address of the Buyer

or Seller known to the charities or any other usual address.

Payment Options

1. Payment by CREDIT CARD incurs a merchant fee of

2.75%. Payment by DEBIT CARD does not incur any

additional fee.

2. Payment by cheque payable to “THE ARCHIE


3. By prior arrangement with Cassie Thompson, we can

raise an invoice for the total amount due. Invoices should

be paid within 14 days of receipt.

4. If transportation of the statues is required (Fee £80?), this

will be added to the total amount due on the night.