8 December 2016
Oor Wullie, a much-loved national treasure features on the front of the First Minister’s 2016 official Christmas card.
To mark 80th anniversary of Wullie’s first appearance in the Sunday Post in March 1936 this new design by illustrator Peter Davidson and writer Morris Heggie captures Wullie’s charm.
The image of Wullie sitting on his famous upturned bucket wearing his black dungarees is as familiar to Scots as Edinburgh Castle.
In the snowy scene, Wullie is sitting in front of his shed with the First Minister peering round the side after leaving a present for him.
The First Minister said:
Oor Wullie witty banter and mischievous character have been keeping people entertained for generations, and the marvellous artwork and timeless storylines mean that everyone recognises a little of themselves in these classic tales.
I am delighted that on Wullie’s 80th anniversary, Peter and Morris have created a unique illustration for my 2016 Christmas card.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) December 7, 2016
Artist Peter Davidson said:
I feel very honoured to have been asked to design this Christmas card. Oor Wullie has amused and delighted Scotland for over eighty years and hopefully this scene captures some of that joy.”
Writer Morris Heggie said:
The adventures of Oor Wullie have entertained Scots for eight decades and in that time the mischievous scamp has become a much loved national treasure. I am delighted that the First Minister wanted to include Oor Wullie on her Christmas card.”
Jings, crivvens, help ma boab! Cartoon character and national treasure Oor Wullie is on the First Minister's Christmas card this year. The card is designed Peter Davidson and Morris Heggie. The original design will be auctioned next year with the proceeds going to four charities: @thearchiefoundation, @simba_team, the Christine Witcutt Memorial Centre, and The Dixon Community. Packs of Christmas cards from previous years are currently on sale at @natgalleriessco.