Over 50,000 tickets have now been sold for this year’s spectacular sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest.
The 14th event in the series has surpassed last year’s box office breaking record and has been delighting visitors from around the world since it opened on October 1 in Faskally Wood near Pitlochry.
The stunning show features aerial acrobatics, choreographed sound and light displays and a specially constructed pier that places visitors right at the heart of the event.
Organisers predicted that over 55,000 visitors were set to travel to Perthshire to see the show and the latest box office figures put them on track to exceed that figure by the time the show closes on Sunday, November 1.
Local businesses have also been working closely with event organisers to ensure the economy continues to be part of the Forest’s tree-mendous success story.
A number of local tourism businesses are working collaboratively to promote the event, with local accommodation providers offering deals that include tickets to the event, and other visitor attractions offering discount entry for Enchanted Forest ticket holders.
Blair Castle on Atholl Estates is one of the businesses that is promoting discounted entry during the show.
Graham Brown, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said: “The demand for tickets this year has been stronger than ever and I’m delighted that the event has set a new box office record, testimony to its continued popularity and quality delivery.
“There are still tickets remaining for the final two weeks, but we really must urge visitors to plan ahead and book early as these are being snapped up at a very quick pace.”
The Enchanted Forest will also feature in this Sunday’s Autumn Colours episode of Countryfile on BBC1, which saw presenter Ellie Harrison take a trip to the event on September 30. Countryfile will be broadcast nationally on BBC1 this Sunday evening at 6.15pm, just prior to Strictly Come Dancing.
The 2015 show FLUX has been designed by a creative team led by Derek Allan including Scottish lighting designers Kate Bonney and Simon Hayes, and specially composed and recorded music, and sound effects by RJ McConnell and Jon Beales. Together they have created a dazzling and engaging show which celebrates the stunning woodland setting of the event.
The event runs until Sunday, November 1. For further information about the Enchanted Forest and to book tickets, visit the Enchanted Forest website at www.enchantedforest.org.uk