En­chanted: New for­est dis­play on the wild side

perthshire: Nearly 80,000 tick­ets now on sale for hugely pop­u­lar win­ter dis­play

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - Jamie buchan jabuchan@the­courier.co.uk

Or­gan­is­ers of the multi-award-win­ning En­chanted For­est have re­vealed de­tails of this year’s daz­zling win­ter dis­play.

The sound and light show will re­turn in Oc­to­ber. Nearly 80,000 tick­ets will be re­leased to the gen­eral pub­lic when the event box of­fice opens to­day.

This year’s event, en­ti­tled Of The Wild, has been firmly rooted in na­ture. The theme is largely in­spired by the mys­ter­ies of Faskally Wood – the show’s tra­di­tional home – af­ter dark.

The creative team prom­ises an en­gag­ing night-time walk, com­bin­ing spec­tac­u­lar vi­su­als, in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy, in­ter­ac­tive spe­cial ef­fects and an orig­i­nal mu­sic score.

More than 73,000 peo­ple at­tended last year’s sold-out show Oir an Uisge – Gaelic for Edge of the Wa­ter. It was a 4% in­crease in ticket sales on the pre­vi­ous record break­ing year.

Now in its 17th year, En­chanted For­est brings in an es­ti­mated £3 mil­lion to the lo­cal econ­omy.

Chair­man of the En­chanted For­est Com­mu­nity Trust Ian Sim said: “In­no­va­tion and imag­i­na­tion are at the heart of the En­chanted For­est’s rep­u­ta­tion as Scot­land’s pre­mier sound and light show.

“With­out giv­ing too much away, I am de­lighted to say that our creative team has once again come up with an event that will de­liver a real wow factor to en­chant and en­thral vis­i­tors of all ages.”

The show runs for just over four weeks from Oc­to­ber 4.

Pic­ture: An­gus Forbes Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Light the night: The show is pop­u­lar with all ages and this year be­gins on Oc­to­ber 4.

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