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Scotland’s premier light and sound show, The Enchanted Forest, has been placed on the shortlist for three awards.
The show, which takes place every October at Faskally Wood, Pitlochry, has been placed on the shortlist for the People’s Choice Award, The Drum Scottish Events Awards and the Large Event of the Year award.
The People’s Choice Award is new this year, with judges choosing the shortlist and then it is down to the public to decide on the winner.
The show’s marketing and communications agency, Volpa, has also found themselves on the shortlist for the Marketing Strategy of the Year award for last year’s production, FLUX.
FLUX was hugely successful and managed to attract a record number of visitors, with 62,000 people attending the event. It set out to push the creative boundaries – the 65,000 tickets that are on sale for the show this October are already breaking sales records.
The Enchanted Forest has now entered its 15th year and extended its season last year in order to appease customer demand.
In total the production, which is run by Enchanted Forest Community Trust, brings an estimated £2 million to the local economy and recently received the coveted Scottish Rural Award for Tourism and Hospitality 2016, beating off competition from more than 50 of Scotland’s top tourism businesses.
Ian Sim, acting chairman of The Enchanted Forest, expressed his delight at being recognised for the awards, and cannot believe how something that started with just 1500 people over a few nights, has grown and inspired so many people.
Mr Sim said: “This is testimony to the amount of work and talent that’s behind The Enchanted Forest. It’s a massive and committed group effort, from designers and engineers to stewards and box office staff and, of course, our marketing agency, Volpa, who have also been recognised with their own shortlisting.”
Scotland’s Enchanted Forest will find out if they have won the award at a ceremony taking place in October 2016 in Glasgow.
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Date Created: 21/07/2016