Enchanted Forest Shortlisted for 2 Prestigious Thistles

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s premier sound and light event, has added to its magical success story by being shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Regional Final for the North East of Scotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards. Taking place in Perth next month, winning here would secure a spot at the national final next year.

This latest shortlisting is yet another accolade for the hugely popular show with nominations for Best Event or Festival and Best Outdoor Experience. So far this year, The Enchanted Forest has also picked up nominations for Best Cultural Event, which it has won twice before, Best Large Event and Best Marketing Strategy at the Scottish Event Awards taking place next week. The Forest will be rooting for wins!

A massive success story for Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest has grown to great heights in its 13 year history with 45,000 visitors expected this year and an estimated £2 million boost to the area in its 3 week run through October.

Derek Allan, Producer of The Enchanted Forest said:

“The whole team are delighted to be shortlisted in both these categories at the Scottish Thistle Awards. Every year we aim to break our own records and work incredibly hard to be even bigger and better with each show. The passion and dedication of all the people that work here is the secret to the event’s magical effect. Recognition like this is testament to the talent we have right through the team, from the box office staff to the lighting designers.”

Seen as the Oscars of the Scottish tourism industry, this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards will recognise excellence in the sector and the outstanding work by tourism businesses up and down the country. Other shortlisted nominees from the Perthshire area include Comrie Croft, Crieff Hydro Hotel, Hilton Dunkeld House and Kinnaird Woodland Lodges.

The ceremony for the North East region takes place on 11th November at Perth Racecourse.

Tickets for The Enchanted Forest are on sale now and the event runs until Sunday 26th October 2014.

For further information and to book tickets visit www.enchantedforest.org.uk

For further information contact Tricia Fox on 01738 658187 or mobile 07989 955039