'Oor Wullie Bucket Trail' was a hugely successful public art event which ran over summer for The Archie Foundation. Fifty-five 5ft tall sculptures of Oor Wullie, all sitting on his bucket, were all individually sponsored and decorated by artists and designers. These creations were then transported around Scotland for the public to view, share and adore. At the end of the trail, on 13 September, the statues were auctioned off with all proceeds going to The Archie Foundation, a charity that helps provide care for sick children and their families.
The Rutland Hotel is immersed in history and has become an Edinburgh institution in its own right, with their famous Kyloe Cow becoming a much loved landmark by tourists and locals alike. The Wullie statue is set to be positioned beside the Kyloe cow, directly outside The Rutland Hotel.
Steven Simpson, MD Rutland Hotel, shares his delight at welcoming Oor Braveheart to The Rutland,
'We are thrilled to have one of the fantastic Oor Wullie statues coming to Edinburgh, I look forward to customers and tourists having their pictures taken with Kyloe the Cow and Oor Braveheart with the distinctive backdrop of the castle.'
The Rutland Hotel is a bespoke and luxurious city centre boutique hotel situated comfortably and conveniently between Edinburgh's main shopping area and the busy financial district. Cosseted by enviable views of Edinburgh Castle and with the historic beauty of the Capital right on its doorstep, it is the ideal base from which to discover one of the UK's most remarkable cities. Once the home of renowned surgeon Joseph Lister, The Rutland is steeped in a history all of its own and has become an Edinburgh institution in its own right. Today, it is home to The Huxley, one of the city's most refreshing bars and Edinburgh's finest Gourmet Steak Restaurant - Kyloe.
The Rutland Hotel
1-3 Rutland Street Edinburgh EH1 2AE
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