The Broons and Oor Wullie set for Corby Gathering

Oor Wullie
Oor Wullie

Scotland’s favourite cartoon characters are coming to Corby for the town’s big annual highland fling.

An art exhibition entitled The Broons Family and Oor Wullie’s Day Trip to Corby is being staged at the Heritage Centre in High Street.

The Highland Gathering, on Sunday, July 14, in the Old Village, will feature the traditional piping, drumming and dancing events.

Oor Wullie, famous for his spikey hair, dungarees and upturned bucket and The Broons, will add to the Scottish flavour this year.

The exhibition is being staged by the Corby project Ravenous for Art, with support from DC Thomson, which publishes the comic strips in The Sunday Post.

Ian Craigton-Chambers, of the art programme, said: “DC Thomson and their archive are very kindly supporting the event with many images. In addition, we are also very fortunate to have the support of the internationally-renown Mary Evans Picture Library who will be adding to the Scottish theme and supplying copies of rare prints from their collection.

“There will be a superb range of Broons and Oor Wullie artwork and prints on sale.”

Proceeds from the exhibition with go to local children’s charity KidsAid.