THE Enchanted Forest, recognised as one of Scotland’s premier sound and light shows, is gearing up to go head to head with rivals for no less than two titles at this year’s prestigious Scottish Event Awards, which will be held at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh tonight.
The Enchanted Forest, which is now run by the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company, was founded in 2002 with just 3,000 visitors attending in its first year. In 2010, the event attracted over 20,000 visitors to the area and contributes over £1million to the local economy.
This evening the event will be competing for the titles of Scotland’s Best Cultural Event and Best Large Event against stiff competition from some of the country’s best known events including Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Glasgow Film Festival.
Derek Allan, chair of The Enchanted Forest, said: “We’re very excited about tonight and hope we can bring these trophies back to Pitlochry. Being shortlisted is testimony to the hard work of the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company and a real reflection of the quality of the event and its continued popularity with the Scottish public.”
This year, the event moves to a new location at The Explorers Garden in Pitlochry and, true to its Big Tree Country roots, will transform this specimen woodland garden into a son et lumiere journey of discovery for visitors that showcases some of the area’s most celebrated trees.
Tickets for the 2011 Enchanted Forest event have already gone on sale and with some of the events already sold-out.
The event takes place from Friday 7th October – Saturday 29th October.
For further information about The Enchanted Forest and to purchase tickets, visit The Enchanted Forest website at www.enchantedforest.org.uk.
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