Life in Glasgow
Wullie is dressed in his dungarees, proudly representing the College tartan. His shirt also features the many subjects the College offers, while his bucket depicts the very best of life in Glasgow.
Artist Taylor McTaggart is 18 years old and is self-taught. A quadruple amputee, she lost both hands and feet to meningitis when she was five months old and was treated at the former Yorkhill children's hospital. She has had a passion for art for 16 years but only started to think of it as a career in the last 6 years. She enjoys a range of art types but her strongest mediums and those she enjoys the most are illustration, manga and anime. Currently a student of Glasgow Clyde College, Taylor used her time at college as the inspiration for this design.
Glasgow Clyde College is a further education establishment in the south and west of Glasgow, offering a wide range of full and part-time courses to over 16,000 students annually. The college is renowned for its articulation links with universities and extensive industry connections and partnerships which ensure courses are designed to offer students exceptional learning opportunities and the best possible outcome. Jon Vincent, Principal of Glasgow Clyde college said: “We are pleased to be taking part in the Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail and we are looking forward to unveiling the statue in the summer. We are also proud that one of our students, Taylor McTaggart, is a former patient of Glasgow Children’s Hospital, and has been asked to design both our statue and that of headline sponsor Arnold Clark. We can’t wait to see the final designs.”