Enchanted Forest ticket sales 'soar' in recent days

The Enchanted Forest Pitlochry The Enchanted Forest event in Pitlochry could break sales records

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Ticket sales for The Enchanted Forest have soared in recent days, according to the company running the event.

It said the Perthshire Big Tee Country event in Pitlochry could break sales records.

This year's theme, Transitions, was designed by Simon Wilkinson and RJ McConnell.

The organisers said ticket sales could break the 20,000 level for tickets sold in 2010, with about 1,500 ticket sales per day.

Eddie Thomson, chairman of the Highland Perthshire Area Community Interest Company, said: "The box office has been inundated with phone calls and online ticket sales in recent days.

"This is an unprecedented speed of sales and almost three times the daily volume of tickets we would normally sell at this stage in the show's run."

The Enchanted Forest, held annually in Faskally Woods at Pitlochry, won the overall prize at the Event Management Grand Prix awards.

It was also named as best cultural event and won a commendation for best large event.

The forest show beat off competition from Glasgow Film Festival and Edinburgh's Hogmanay among others.

This year's event, from 7 to 29 October, is being held in the Explorers Garden in Pitlochry for the first time.

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