A sculpture that scaled Ben Nevis and then delighted visitors to Inverness Castle this summer is back in the Highland capital.
Oor Nevis was created for the Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail, which raised millions for children’s hospital charities including Archie.
Now the sculpture – which was bought at auction by healthcare consultancy Higher Ground Health and Care Planning Ltd (HGHCP) – has taken a cruise up Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.
Norman Sutherland, of HGHCP, is looking forward to taking the sculpture far and wide.
He said: “Higher Ground have been a supporter of the Archie charity for a number of years. We previously purchased a statue from the original bucket trail in Tayside (Oor Jolomo, by Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison) in 2016 before sending it off on tour of local health and social care establishments.
“Oor Jolomo has now retired, so in need of a new ambassador, we are proud to have recruited Oor Nevis direct from this year’s Big Bucket Trail.
“Oor Nevis will be visiting Inverness, Caithness, Arran, Cumbrae and Fort William but we’d still be delighted to hear from other establishments and charities who would welcome a visit from Oor Nevis.”
Douglas Roulston, the Scottish-based landscape artist who painted the figure and helped get it to the top of Ben Nevis, said: “Being part of Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail this year has been a fantastic experience. I was honoured to have the opportunity to raise money for The Archie Foundation”.