Fancy p-p-picking up a penguin – for a fantastic cause?
Well now really is your chance, with all 80 giant Maggie’s sculptures being auctioned for charity at V&A Dundee on Monday evening.
Before they waddle their way into the museum and prepare to find their forever homes, the feathered friends have flocked to at Slessor Gardens where they will be on display all weekend.
The 5ft statues, plus 100 “baby” penguins, are being showcased at the Farewell Parade on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Each penguin on the trail had its own design – from PJ the Poetry Penguin to Fish Food and Heat Reactive Hue.
The project – which aims to raise at least half a million pounds for Maggie’s Dundee – challenged people to find all 80 penguin sculptures dotted throughout Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Fife over summer.
Artists created the designs covering the large penguins, while schools and community groups decorated the dinky ones.
Stars, including Judy Murray, Simple Minds and Lorraine Kelly, designed or sponsored penguins and the trail was fabulous fun, with fans taking selfies alongside models.
The auction takes place at 6.30pm on Monday but you don’t have to be there in person to bid.
The auctioneers, Inverurie-based ANM Group, stars of BBC One show The Mart, are using I-Bidder, which enables people to bid online from anywhere in the world and live streaming of the auction.
For more details, see maggiespenguinparade.com/