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Enchanted Forest Confirms Record Visitors and Charitable Contribution

Enchanted Forest Confirms Record Visitors and Charitable Contribution

30 October 2017

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has confirmed today that just over 73,000 visitors attended this year’s sold-out show, which closed on Sunday night, a 4% increase on the previous record-breaking year. Event organisers have also confirmed that its three official charities - Tayside Mountain Rescue, Alzheimer Scotland and Giraffe - have each received a donation of £2500 with proceeds from the dedicated charity night held on the opening night. Oir an Uisge, Gaelic for Edge of the Water captured the public’s imagination around the globe with interna...

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Enchanted Forest visitors treated to magical tales with a difference

Enchanted Forest visitors treated to magical tales with a difference

17 October 2017

The Enchanted Forest’s storytelling yurt is an annual favourite for visitors to the award-winning sound and light event. But this year the tent is more magical than ever, with sensory stories, special guests and an international storyteller from Poland. Resident storytellers Lindsey Gibb, Claire Hewitt and Owen Pilgrim who perform nightly for ticketholders at the cost of just £1 per person, will be joined by Scots and Polish tale tellers, a local musician and a herbalist during the month-long event. Claire is also treating visitors to sensory stories. Once a week she is using sensory ...

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Sell-out Enchanted Forest declared “best yet” as it scoops up a Thistle Award shortlisting

Sell-out Enchanted Forest declared “best yet” as it scoops up a Thistle Award shortlisting

03 October 2017

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show has been declared “the best one yet” by visitors at the same time as the event was named a finalist in the Scottish Thistle Awards. The news of the event’s shortlisting for Best Cultural Event in Central, Fife and Tayside came as the 2017 show made history for selling out before it opened to the public last week. “Amazing”, “awesome”, “incredible” and “the best one yet” were just some of the comments in a video that captures visitors’ delight at this year’s show, Oir an Uisge. The dazzling spectacle was produced by Zoe Squair and designed by lig...

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Enchanted Forest goes to the edge with sell-out sound and light show

Enchanted Forest goes to the edge with sell-out sound and light show

28 September 2017

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show has launched tonight with an event that is edgier than ever – and sold out before the run even began. The name of this year’s show, Oir an Uisge, is Gaelic for Edge of the Water. And this year the creatives behind the show have taken that theme literally and come up with a sound and light spectacular inspired by its natural setting of Faskally Wood and Loch Dunmore. The dazzling visuals include a multitude of spectacular water effects, state of the art lighting technologies and exciting new artist installations. Oir an Uisge also features a music sc...

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Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

22 September 2017

With only a few thousand tickets remaining for this year's Enchanted Forest show, organisers are urging the public to book quickly to avoid disappointment. Perthshire's multi-award-winning sound and light show released a record 70,000 tickets for sale this year. Following a swift run on ticket sales, all weekends are sold out. There is still some availability Mondays to Thursdays, especially later shows after 8.30pm. Organisers are expecting that the full show run will sell out before it begins next Thursday September 28th. It runs until October 29th 2017. Ian Sim, chairman of The Enchanted...

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Sound and light show announces Voice of the Enchanted Forest

Sound and light show announces Voice of the Enchanted Forest

13 September 2017

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show has announced the winner of its Voice of the Enchanted Forest competition as 9-year-old Robbie Low. Robbie, from Broughty Ferry, beat 295 other entrants in a competition that attracted auditions from children all over the country. Robbie's prize is to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October. Robbie, who attends Barnhill Primary School in Broughty Ferry, stood out from the other entrants because of his "naturally warm" voice, said the organisers. As the Voice of The Enchanted forest, Robbie will...

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The Enchanted Forest Sessions – lifting the lid on the music making that goes into the award-winning

The Enchanted Forest Sessions – lifting the lid on the music making that goes into the award-winning

06 September 2017

The composers behind the award-winning Enchanted Forest sound and light show have given a sneak peek behind the making of this year’s show, ‘Oir an Uisge’. RJ McConnell and Jon Beales, who create an original music score for the annual event in Pitlochry, worked with producer Ben Seal at his Fife studio for what may be their most challenging and impressive sound backdrop yet. And with the release of video and photographs documenting the process, for the first time the public is getting a sneak peek at what promises to be the event’s most successful show yet. In keeping with the Gaelic nam...

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Enchanted Forest Ticket Sales Hit 50,000 Mark

Enchanted Forest Ticket Sales Hit 50,000 Mark

30 August 2017

Ticket sales for this year’s Enchanted Forest have smashed through the 50,000 mark this week, making ‘Oir an Uisge’ the fastest selling show in the event’s 16-year history. Event organisers, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, released a record 72,000 tickets and fully expect that, for the first year, the event will sell out completely before the opening night. Ian Sim, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said: “This year’s ‘Oir an Uisge’ show is set to be stunning and will show Faskally Wood and its loch in a whole new light, quite literally. We can’t emphasise strongly ...

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Sound and light show launches competition

Sound and light show launches competition to find the Voice of the Enchanted Forest

25 August 2017

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is looking for a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event. Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October. The winning Voice will appear in a recording to be played to tens of thousands of visitors as they travel by bus from Pitlochry to the forest for the event, which organisers expect to be another sell-out. The Voice will welcome visitors to the forest an...

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The Enchanted Forest announces £500 bat box donation

The Enchanted Forest announces £500 bat box donation

14 August 2017

A generous donation from The Enchanted Forest will benefit Highland Perthshire’s bat population. The multi-award-winning sound and light show has donated £500 to Tayside Bat Group (TBG) to install around 30 bat boxes in Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry. The boxes will be put in place by TBG volunteers at the beginning of September in a strip of trees along the edge of the loch. Brian Simpson, Enchanted Forest Trustee, said: “As a charitable trust we are delighted to be able to direct proceeds towards this important Tayside conservation organisation. “As the show goes from strength to ...

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