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 spectacular sound and light show runs from Thursday 29th September to Friday 30th October at Faskally Wood near Pitlochry.
Scotland’s premier sound and light show is a three-time winner of Best Cultural Event at the Scottish Event Awards and was recently crowned winner of the Rural Tourism & Hospitality Award at the 2016 Scottish Rural Awards. This year’s show, SHIMMER, will use dazzling visuals and an original music score.
Ian Sim, acting chairman of The Enchanted Forest, said:
“Last year more people visited The Enchanted Forest than ever before. That means we were able to fund a host of exciting local community projects. We’re delighted that our show helps make all of these projects possible, and visitors should feel proud that, just by visiting the show, they have done their bit to give back to the community and benefit the local area.”
This year’s Enchanted Forest will again run for an extended season, due to popular demand. Organisers are encouraging the public to book early to avoid disappointment.
For tickets for this year’s show visit www.enchantedforest.org.uk