Perth is poised to welcome a pair of cheeky chappies this summer.
The Fair City will provide a home to two Oor Wullie sculptures as part of the Scotland-wide Big Bucket Trail.
From June 17, 200 colourful Wullie models will be installed in cities up and down the country as part of the first-ever nationwide public art trail.
Statues will stay in place until the end of August. Afterwards, they will be showcased at a farewell event in each host city before being auctioned off to raise money for the Archie Foundation and children’s hospital charities in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Local businesses have helped bring two sculptures – yet to be revealed – to Perth.
St John’s Shopping Centre and Morris Leslie Plant Hire, based in Errol, have each sponsored dazzling designs to add to the trail.
St John’s marketing manager Derek Martin said: “We are absolutely delighted that Perth will play part of the trail this summer. It will allow visitors and locals to discover Perth while completing the trail.
“The team at St John’s are excited to take up the opportunity of becoming a sponsor of one of the sculptures. We are so happy to be involved and the fact it will benefit sick children in hospitals makes it even better.”
Sarah Johnstone, Archie’s fund-raising manager for Tayside, said: “It is fantastic to have the support of local businesses in Perth, and across Tayside and Fife.
“They have really embraced the trail and can’t wait to see their sculptures hit the streets.
“Their involvement has helped to spread the word of Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail which will be fantastic for our charity.”
She said: “Not only will people have the chance to find Oor Wullies in Dundee, they will have the pleasure of exploring Perth to find more.
“I’m sure the city will be bustling with visitors this summer who have come to complete the trail.”
The celebration follows the hugely successful bucket trail that captivated Taysiders in the summer of 2016.