Jun 21 2011 by Alison Anderson, Perthshire Advertiser Tuesday
A RECORD number of tickets have gone on sale for the popular Enchanted Forest show.
Now in its ninth year, the Perthshire Big Tree Country event – regarded as Scotland’s premier sound and light show – is managed by the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company, and entertains visitors who travel from across the globe to Highland Perthshire to enjoy the spectacle every autumn.
This year’s theme of ‘Transitions’ has been designed by Scottish designers Simon Wilkinson (lighting) and RJ McConnell (sound) whose combined expertise put on last year’s event.
The show will be making a major transition of its own this year when it will take up new residence in the Explorers Woodland Garden in Pitlochry – the attraction’s third home.
The move is expected to bring a number of fringe benefits which organisers are confident will improve the event’s green credentials.
The new, more central, location means customers will no longer be required to catch a bus to and from the event, with the cost savings being passed on to visitors under three years old and wheelchair users who will now be able to attend free.
The organisers have also take the decision to extend the event’s run from its traditional 17 nights to 23 nights, opening it up to a potential 25,000 visitors.
Event chairman Derek Allan said: “The Explorers Woodland Garden is a splendid woodland area with a network of paths and very interesting features that is simply steeped in Perthshire Big Tree Country history.
“This versatile setting offers our creative team, who achieved record results with last year’s show, an innovative canvas upon which they can continue to develop the wow factor our customers love.”
The Enchanted Forest takes place from October 7–29. For tickets visit www.EnchantedForest.org.uk