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The Enchanted Forest 2013 – Sound and Light at Faskally Wood

In a break with my tradition of past years, when I didn’t notice this event was happening until it was imminent and almost past, I seem to have been notified of it just as the tickets go on sale – so no rush this time.

The event is scheduled to take place in Faskally Wood from Friday, October 4, 2013, until  Sunday, October 27, 2013.

It’s worth noting that the organisers have made special mention that there is NO vehicle access to The Enchanted Forest. Everyone is transported to the event by shuttle bus leaving directly from the New Fishers Hotel on Atholl Road in Pitlochry. Shuttle bus transfer is included in your ticket.

I mention that as it is handy that they have highlighted this, since I have attended other events (not this one) where the organisers have lost “Park & Ride” aspect in the smallest of small print, and it is no fun to arrive with people who might have a problem with such access – if not warned in advance, or you have to carry essential items by hand.

And it’s a busy event too. If you are not too keen on crowds, bear in mind they now expect to sell around 30,000 tickets, as the event has grown in popularity year on year.

Last year’s theme was “Flow”.

This year’s theme is “Absorb”.

I can only offer last year’s video as a taster (since I am early this year).

You can find links to other videos and photo galleries on the Enchanted Forest’s own web site:

The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s Award Winning Sound & Light Show

You should also check there for any last-minute changes or alteration if planning to travel any distance to see the show.

Via Tickets on sale for Perth’s Enchanted Forest show – Arts – Scotsman.com

Update

Looks like this show just get more popular as time passes – apparently 8,000 more tickets sold than last year:

THE Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s largest outdoor light and sound show, has sold out in record time, it was revealed today.

Over 38,000 tickets have now been sold for the twelfth annual staging of the flagship Autumn event which opened at the Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood near Pitlochry on 3 October.

The event, which is staged by social enterprise company the Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company, runs until 27 October.

A spokeswoman for the organisers said: “Over 38,000 tickets have been now sold for this year’s event, setting new box office records, and selling out in record time.”

She added: “The Enchanted Forest now attracts visitors from all over the UK and the world and the positive impact on the local area is estimated to be in the region of £2 million economic benefit this year.”

Via  Pitlochry Enchanted Forest show in record sell out – The Scotsman

I had a look for some video once the show had passed, but I selected this one that showed the opening, not for the opening, but because I had to have a seat when I saw the price of a cup of tea for visitors to the show… £2!

4 pence or so for a teabag, water (effectively free from the tap, even if rates are paid since we don’t have water meters), negligible electricity cost (say 1 penny for argument), a cup (5 pence), and £1.90 to the seller.

I’ll carry on visiting the seaside on the Clyde coast for fun, where I can get a ‘Large Tea’ for 50 pence.

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June 14, 2013 - Posted by | Civilian | , , , ,

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