In advance of Scotland’s favourite sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest, opening next month on 5 October, a group of Norwegian school children have expressed their delight by writing to The Enchanted Forest fairy at Faskally Wood, Pitlochry, where the award winning show is based.
The collection of letters, addressed to ‘The Enchanted Forest Pitlochry fairy’ at The Enchanted Forest, Loch Dunmore, Faskally Wood, Pitlochry, PH16 5LB, Storbritannia, found its way to the Honest Thistle contemporary arts and gift shop in Pitlochry where it was picked up by a member of The Enchanted Forest’s marketing team who happened to be in the town dropping off posters for the event.
The envelope contains five letters written in English from children in Norway, asking The Enchanted Forest fairy to be their friend, and inviting the fairy to take afternoon tea with them in their garden. The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, organisers of the Enchanted Forest show, are keen to track the children down, as there was no return address included with the letters.
Vicki Burrell, owner of Honest Thistle, said: “The Royal Mail postman dropped the envelope with me as he wasn’t sure where to deliver it, but I’m so pleased for the Norwegian children who went to all this effort, that by chance, the letter has been able to find it’s way to the organisers of the Enchanted Forest, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust.”
Nela Popovic, executive director of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, said: “We were delighted to receive this letter which shows the show’s appeal goes way beyond Scotland, and even the UK. The Enchanted Forest has become a key destination event in the Autumn and is one of the UK’s most successful cultural events, which has succeeded in putting Pitlochry on the international map, with a reputation that precedes it.
“We believe the children live in Sandefjord in Norway. We’d be keen to find them and invite them to experience the magic of the event for themselves.”
Tickets for the 2023 show ‘From the Deep’ are currently on sale, with this year’s oceanic theme set to transform Faskally Wood into an underwater adventure for visitors, taking them from the metaphoric depths of the ocean to the shorelines of Loch Dunmore as they make their way around the forest trail this Autumn. The Enchanted Forest runs from 5 October to 5 November and to book tickets, or to find out more information, please visit: www.enchantedforest.org.uk.