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15 reasons to visit The Enchanted Forest in its 15th year

15 reasons to visit The Enchanted Forest in its 15th year

13 September 2016

The Enchanted Forest, a brilliant sound and light show that transforms a Perthshire wood each October, is 15 years old this year. To celebrate, here are 15 facts about the show, now a multi-award-winning event that sells tens of thousands of tickets. This year’s Enchanted Forest, called Shimmer, starts on September 28th and runs every night in October at Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. 1. The Enchanted Forest had humble, and small, beginnings with just 1500 people coming to the first show over 3 nights. Last year, a record 62,000 tickets were sold. Sales this year are already set to surpass th...

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The Enchanted Forest Marks Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design with Glasgow Graffiti Artwork

09 September 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, will mark VisitScotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design with the development of a unique piece of street art in Glasgow this Saturday afternoon by internationally renowned graffiti artist, Conzo Throb. The state-of-the-art sound and light show, which this year is entitled shimmer, will be interpreted and depicted on a large scale mural which will be painted in front of a live audience on Glasgow’s Argyle Street between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday afternoon. Derek Allan, Producer of The Enchanted Forest ...

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Enchanted Forest reveals new creative talent behind shimmering new show

Enchanted Forest Reveals New Creative Talent Behind Shimmering New Show

18 August 2016

If you caught this year's Edinburgh Festival opening ceremony, you'll have got a taster of another of Scotland's favourite annual spectacles: The Enchanted Forest. Perthshire's multi-award-winning sound and light show in the woods is set to shimmer this October with its most ambitious display to date. Among the creative talent is 59 Productions, the team behind the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time, which launched this year's Edinburgh International Festival. The spectacular public artwork saw Edinburgh Castle and Castle Rock transformed into a vast canvas for digitally animated projecti...

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Enchanted Forest Shortlisted for Three Scottish Event Awards

Enchanted Forest Shortlisted for Three Scottish Event Awards

15 July 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s premier sound and light show, has been shortlisted for three prestigious awards. The show, which takes place every October at Faskally Wood, Pitlochry, has been shortlisted in the Large Event of the Year and People’s Choice Award categories of The Drum Scottish Event Awards. The People’s Choice Award is a new category added this year in which judges choose the shortlist and the public votes for the winner. The show’s marketing and communications agency, Volpa, was also shortlisted for Marketing Strategy of the Year for last year’s show, FLUX. FLUX attract...

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Enchanted Forest Community Trust Funds 25 Local Projects

Enchanted Forest Community Trust Funds 25 Local Project

21 June 2016

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, organisers of the award-winning sound and light show in the woods, have awarded £10,000 to a range of local projects in Highland Perthshire, from pipe band uniforms to the upgrade of a bookshop, to yoga classes for the elderly. This is the third year that such a fund has been available and the highest number of projects that have been helped. This year’s Enchanted Forest, now in its 15th year, is set amidst the stunning Autumn woodland of Faskally Wood in Perthshire. The 2016 show is set to be the biggest yet, with 65,000 tickets now on sale. The spe...

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The Enchanted Forest releases 65,000 tickets for 15th Anniversary Show

The Enchanted Forest releases 65,000 tickets for 15th Anniversary Show

17 June 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award-winning sound and light show, will today - Friday 17th June - release 65,000 tickets for what will mark its 15th anniversary show. The state-of-the-art show, entitled shimmer, will run throughout October and this year more than 65,000 tickets are going on sale with organisers are urging customers to book early to avoid disappointment. Last year’s award winning show attracted a record 62,000 visitors smashing all previous box office records and selling out quickly. The 2016 show runs from Thursday 29th September to Friday 30th October at Fa...

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The Enchanted Forest to release more than 65,000 tickets for a shimmering Autumn spectacle

The Enchanted Forest to release more than 65,000 tickets for a shimmering Autumn spectacle

01 June 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award-winning sound and light show in the woods, is back for its 15th year – with an event that’s set to wow visitors and also benefit local charities. The state-of-the-art show, which runs throughout October, attracted a record 62,000 visitors last year and smashed box office records. This year, more than 65,000 tickets are going on sale, which will open to the general public at 10am on Friday 17th June. Organisers Perthshire Big Tree Country are advising customers to book early to avoid disappointment. The 2016 show, which has been revealed as...

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The Enchanted Forest Wins Top Tourism Award

The Enchanted Forest Wins Top Tourism Award

06 April 2016

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has staved off competition from 38 of Scotland’s top tourism providers to take home the Tourism & Hospitality Award at the recent Scottish Rural Awards. The show, which will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year attracted just over 62,000 visitors to the Highland Perthshire area in 2015 over a 32 night run, demonstrating a 33% increase on the previous year, breaking all previous box office records. The event’s impact on the local tourism economy is now expected to be in the region of £2.75million per annum with...

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The Enchanted Forest Charities Net Four Figure Sums

The Enchanted Forest Charities Net Four Figure Sums

02 December 2015

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has presented three charities each with a four figure sum following their successful charity evening opening night this year. PKAVS (Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Services), Scottish Autism and CHAS were all selected to benefit from this year’s show through ticket sales for the event’s opening night. This week they each received a cheque for £2500, bringing the total of charitable donations to a generous £7500. Graham Brown, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust that runs The Enchanted Fo...

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Enchanted Forest Unveils 2015 Visitor Numbers

Enchanted Forest Unveils 2015 Visitor Numbers

02 November 2015

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has released its visitor numbers for its 2015 show which closed on Sunday night, confirming it attracted just over 62,000 visitors to the Highland Perthshire area over a 32 night run, a 33% increase on the previous year. The 2015 show, flux, saw the return of the creative team that put together last year’s successful award winning show, with lighting design by Kate Bonney and Simon Hayes, sound design and composition by RJ McConnell and Jon Beales. Led by Show Producer Derek Allan, their combined creative vision i...

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