A Dundee “Handy” man is brightening up his community by painting Oor Wullie characters on his fence.
Jackie Handy, who lives in the Douglas area of the city, started the project a week ago – and has joked that he will now need to build a longer fence to incorporate The Broons as well.
So far he’s painted Oor Wullie along with two of his pals, Wee Eck and Fat Boab.
The 51-year-old said: “I had to paint the fence black before i started to that the white of the characters would show up.
“I’ve been doing it a couple of hours at a time and so far it’s taken six or seven hours in total. I got a couple more (Oor Wullie) characters I want to do, so I’ve probably got four or five hours to go.
“I’ve loved Oor Wullie and The Broons since I was a kid and I still get the annuals every year.”
He added that his new-found love of art comes after a 30-year hiatus.
“I used to do it at school,” he said. “And then when I was 20 I won a competition at The Roseangle Galleries for painting the best view of Dundee. But that was as far as I took it.
“Being in lockdown I couldn’t go out so I thought I’d do some painting as something to do. I did Oor Wullie and my wife said I should carry on.
“My neighbours have all complimented me on it.
“I’m going to keep them after lockdown – they are here to stay. I might have to build a new, longer fence and do all The Broons characters as well.”
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