Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 3 – 1. Fairy Tale


This is “Oor Wullie” – A comic character from my childhood. Not quite a fairy tale but something of a legend in Dundee where I was born. Dundee is famous or was famous for 3 “J”s- Jam, Jute and Journalism. Oor Wullie was part of the “Sunday Post” where he featured in a comic strip sitting on a bucket. He was so popular with the local kids that there was an Annual book printed of his antics, usually featured in my Christmas stocking.

We visited my relatives a few weeks ago and this statue of Oor Wullie was on the harbour in Broughty Ferry where I was brought up. There was a fund raising event going on when we were there and there were statues all over Dundee which you had to visit and photograph. The event was in aid of a Children’s Hospital. We spotted a few on our travels. This one was donated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The lifeboat is stationed nearby. We had glorious weather and spent some great time walking along the beach. I was so lucky to have such freedom and space to grow up. I miss the seaside still.