"Oor Wullie", drawn by the great Dudley D. Watkins, was avidly devoured in weekly format and also the Christmas Annuals were a major highlight. Wullie used to sit on a bucket and have a gang comprising Wee Eck, Fat Boab and Soapy Soutar.
Spookily I still have a Scottish Uncle Wullie who once worked alongside Billy Connolly when he was a welder in the Clyde shipyards. Many years ago he retired and moved out from Glasgow to Troon on the West coast.
His lady friend lives in Essex and Mrs Rine recently asked me why he doesn't move down there.
"Is it inertia?", she asked.
"Yes. that's where Troon is", I replied.