Flashmobbers take to the floor in Kirrie

Oor Wullie and friends at the camera obscura.

Oor Wullie and friends at the camera obscura.

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What do you do when one of the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail sculptures comes to town? Have a flashmob ceilidh!

That’s what happened in Kirriemuir last weekend.

A flashmob was held at Camera Obscura

A flashmob was held at Camera Obscura

Oor Rugby Wullie, based on the Scottish Rugby team and owned by Andy Lothian, CEO of Insights, was in the Little Red Town for a holiday as the guest of Kirriemuir Regeneration Group.

On Saturday afternoon at Camera Obscura the group organised a flashmob ceilidh with Wullie as the star of the show.

Elaine Findlay, secretary of the group, said: “The weekend was a huge success.

“We had Oor Rugby Wullie at our pub/restaurant at Cafe Eck’s on Friday for the Scotland v England game. He sat with happily with his pint of Belhaven Best and enjoyed a chip butty at half time with our regulars.

The flashmob at Camera Obscura

The flashmob at Camera Obscura

“Saturday up at the Camera Obscura was fab - we had 100-plus folk turn up for our flashmob ceilidh.

Everyone took part in Strip The Willow, followed by the Cha Cha Slide and some other random dances.

“We finished off with a bit of AC/DC in memory of Oor Bon Scott.

“We have to send a massive thanks to everyone who joined us and also our volunteers for serving teas, coffee, hot chocolate and opening Camera Obscura on a bitterly cold afternoon.

The flashmob at Camera Obscura

The flashmob at Camera Obscura

“We were also delighted to see the Strathmore Sharks young rugby team and their coaches arrive to join in the fun.

Money raised from the event will be split between The Archie Foundation and Kirrie Christmas Lights Fund.

Wullie went home on Monday after a visit to both Glamis and Eassie Primary Schools.

The Strathie Sharks Rugby team from Forfar with the Rugby Oor Wullie.

The Strathie Sharks Rugby team from Forfar with the Rugby Oor Wullie.