Enchanted Forest donates money to replace stolen items at Tayside Mountain Rescue base

Organisers of the multi-award-winning sound and light show The Enchanted Forest have made an undisclosed donation to Tayside Mountain Rescue to help them replace what was stolen at the rescue team’s storage unit which was broken into last weekend.

The Enchanted Forest Community Trust made the donation to help Tayside Mountain Rescue replace the emergency medicine and other items which were taken when their storage unit on the Dunkeld Road was burgled on Sunday night.

Tayside Mountain Rescue, a team of volunteers who selflessly dedicate themselves to rescuing people who get into trouble on the Scottish hills, have been heartened by the Trust’s generosity and the support of the wider community in the wake of the break-in which has come at a time when the rescue team is exceptionally busy.

Tayside Mountain Rescue was one of the chosen charities supported by the Trust during the Enchanted Forest’s October run in 2017. Upon hearing about the theft and the impact it had on the rescue team’s ability to continue their work in the short term, the team at The Enchanted Forest Community Trust decided to offer their help.

Ian Sim, Chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said:

“The Tayside Mountain Rescue team provide an incredible voluntary service 24/7 to the many walkers on our hills and put themselves in harms way to help people who get into difficulty. After we heard about the break-in, we felt strongly we needed to help them keep running that incredible service on our hills. We hope our donation enables them to replace what was taken and resume their business as usual.”

Stuart Johnson, team leader at Tayside Mountain Rescue, commented:

“After what has been a difficult week for Tayside Mountain Rescue, we are delighted to have received this much appreciated donation from The Enchanted Forest Community Trust to help us replace what was stolen at the weekend. Their support will also help us to further enhance the security at our Dunkeld Road storage unit. We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Enchanted Forest and the local community for being so supportive.”

The Enchanted Forest is returning to Faskally Wood this autumn. Running from October 4 – November 4, 80,000 visitors are expected to travel to Pitlochry for the atmospheric sound and light show. This year’s show, Of The Wild, is firmly rooted in nature highlighting the natural wonders all around us and inspired by the hidden beauty of the wild forest after dark.