AN ICONIC Oor Wullie statue has been paraded around South Ayrshire.

PC Murdoch from the comic series is accompanying the local police division as they engage with visitors and promote safety.

Hundreds of massive statues of the beloved Scottish comic book character, Oor Wullie have been installed across the country painted in various designs. The statues are dotted all across Scotland and are there to raise funds for two Scottish children’s hospital charities and are forming part of a trail - the Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail.

Chief Inspector Brian Anderson is pictured alongside the PC Murdoch statue outside Ayr Police Office as he embarks on his tour round Scotland.

For pictures and the latest on his visit to South Ayrshire check @AyrshireSPolice on Twitter.