Vandals have sparked fury after targeting a statue of cartoon legend Oor Wullie.
The Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail has seen 200 statues of the character placed in cities across the country.
But vandals have damaged a nature themed Wullie sculpture outside the Emirates Arena in the east end of Glasgow less than a week after it was unveiled.
They broke off the nose of a fox that sits on an “Oor Nature” display leaving the artist and organisers furious.
Artist Rae McCulloch, 26, spent hours working on her creation which proudly sat outside the popular venue.
It has now been removed to be repaired while an “Oor Temporary” fills in.
Miss McCulloch said: “So sad to see Oor Nature at Emirates Arena has been damaged.
“The fox head has been broken. I am not happy that this has happened.
“This has been reported to Trail HQ who will be out to assess the damages.”
She added: “There are no words to describe how angry I am to see this. There is no excuse for this behaviour.
“Lots of hard work has been put into him from myself and after not even a week on the trail this has happened. Gutted is an understatement.”
The statues have been transformed by artists from across the country and it is hoped they will help raise thousands of pounds for children’s hospital charities in Scotland.
The individually decorated sculptures of the cartoon character are on display in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness until August 30 and will later be auctioned off.