Local Coach Operator Selected to Assist with Expansion

Local Coach Operator Selected to Assist with Expansion

The Enchanted Forest, Perthshire’s multi-award winning sound and light show, has awarded a contract to Perthshire based Earnside Coaches to bolster the transportation needs of the 55,000 visitors expected to visit the forest this Autumn.

The existing transport contract, which will continue to be led by Pitlochry firm Yules Coaches, was literally using all the available buses in the fleet, prompting organisers to look further afield to assist with the needs created by an extension of dates and to ease the flow of visitors to the event from 1st October – 1st November.

David Rutherford from Earnside Coaches commented:

“As a local business, we’re delighted to be working with The Enchanted Forest this year, and look forward to taking their visitors to and from the forest. It’s one of the country’s major events and we’re proud to have been selected as one of their transport partners, proof that collaborating with local businesses is great for the local economy.”

55,000 tickets went on sale to the general public in June this year and box office performance is already strong, showing an increase in sales on the previous year. The extended event run is expected to be worth more than £500,000 additional income to the local economy, boosting tourism trade in what has traditionally come to be known as the “shoulder season”.

Graham, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust commented:

“We’re delighted to be able to award the contract to a local business, an approach which is very much part of our operational ethos, and we are confident that Yules and Earnside Coaches working together will enhance our, already excellent, shuttle service operations for our thousands of visitors.”

The 2015 show, FLUX takes place from Thursday 1st October – Sunday 1st November at Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. Tickets are available online at www.enchantedforest.org.uk