Scots Guard Wullie
The importance of our heritage is something Mik tries to think about when he designs his ideas. He is also an ex-serviceman so tend to find he is a bit patriotic too. This design is of Wullie as a Royal Scots Guard and the idea came about due to his hair looking like the iconic guard’s busby. His striking red jacket comes with shining buttons and gold brocade. On his collar is the Scots thistle insignia and his bucket is painted in the Scots Guard colours with their emblem on the front.
Mik Richardson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural/design business since leaving the RAF in 2006. As well as producing over 400 murals, privately, in the community and in schools, he has also been involved in many of the public art trails across the country. He has painted 62 large sculptures which have raised over £225,000 for the charities involved in the Wild in Art trails, and over 100 smaller sculptures with schools and communities as well as 21 large sculptures for other trails.
Gillies was founded in 1895 by James Gillies as cabinetmakers, upholsterers and removal contractors before finally opening on the current site as 'House Furnishers' in 1939. Over the years Gillies has expanded to have stores in Aberdeen, Montrose, Perth and Inverness, as well as the flagship store in Broughty Ferry, where you will find a vast selection of sofas, dining furniture, beds, bedroom furniture, flooring, curtains, as well as home accessories, cookware and giftware.