Nature spectacle to illuminate Enchanted Forest

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The event is held annually at Faskally Woods

Thousands of people are expected to flock to a forest in Perthshire this weekend for a sound and light show inspired by nature.

Visitors to the Enchanted Forest spectacle at Faskally Woods will be presented with exhibits related to earth, wind, fire and water.

In previous years, the annual event was run by the Forestry Commission and Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust.

However, a specially devised community interest company will now run the show.

Visitors will be given the chance to explore the forest, making their way around a number of installations.

Highland Perthshire Autumn Festival events are also due to take place in Pitlochry and the surrounding areas at the same time.

The event is credited with providing a huge boost to the local economy at a time when the tourist season would traditionally be drawing to a close.

The show will take place from 22 October until 7 November.

Derek Allan, chair of The Enchanted Forest 2010, said: "The event has been successfully run for eight years now and the community of Highland Perthshire is delighted to be taking over the mantle.

"We've worked with two of Scotland's most exciting designers on this year's show and we are confident it will deliver an experience that visitors will find sensational and engaging."

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