The annual Enchanted Forest lights show in Faskally Wood, Pitlochry has ended the season with a record number of visitors.
The show ran for a total of 24 nights and had a record 46,500 people attend the display which featured sound and light installations among the trees in the Forest.
Every year the show is run by the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company whose chairman, Graham Brown, was ‘delighted’ with the record numbers. He said;
“This is a tremendous success for Highland Perthshire tourism businesses and we are encouraged by the continued support of our visitors, many of them loyal visitors who return to the Forest year after year”.
Mr Brown continued by explaining how the show is going ‘from strength to strength’, boosted this year by an additional charity night raising a total of £5,000 for Scottish Autism and the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.
Nearly half the visitors to the Forest are reported to have stayed in Perthshire with 90% citing the show as the reason for their visit. The show’s organisers estimate the event generates £2 million in local income every year.
The Enchanted Forest will run again in October 2015 with a special subscription list for people who missed out on tickets for this year’s event.
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