The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, organisers of The Enchanted Forest, has today announced its decision to cancel the 2020 event, due to take place in October.
In a statement, posted on the event website and its social media channels, the Trustees of the charity said:
“It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that, due to the ongoing effect of Covid-19, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust has reached the decision to cancel this year’s event.
“Alongside the whole world, we have been watching the situation closely as it develops and, while we had quietly hoped the ban on mass gatherings may ease off in the Autumn, it is clear to us now that the ongoing requirements for physical distancing may remain in place until the end of the year. That and a lack of clarity surrounding the duration of the ban on mass gatherings means it is simply too risky for us to continue with our plans.
“We want to thank every single one of you for your support in making The Enchanted Forest the magical event that it is. Our beautiful home of Faskally Wood will stand proud and tall throughout this, and we will miss all of you coming to visit us this year. But we want our audience, you, to remain safe and well, and it’s so important that we all do our part in making that happen, however heart breaking that may be.
“In 2021, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary and we plan to use the extra time in 2020 to get very creative and to ensure that our return in 2021 will be full of the magic and enchantment that you have all come to expect from us as Scotland’s pioneering sound and light show.”
Over 16,000 tickets for the 2020 event had already been sold, however The Enchanted Forest Community Trust has confirmed that everyone will receive a refund which will be processed over the next two weeks.
Tickets for the event in October 2021 are not yet available. For more information about The Enchanted Forest visit www.enchantedforest.org.uk