If You Go Down To The Woods Today … You’ll see Bankfoot JAC’s Teddy Bear ‘bale art’ which is inspired by The Enchanted Forest’s #OfTheWild show

Award-winning Bankfoot Junior Agricultural Club (JAC) has joined forces with The Enchanted Forest to produce some spectacular ‘Bale Art’ inspired by this year’s show #OfTheWild.

The talented artists created the giant Teddy Bear artwork – titled ‘If You Go Down To The Woods Today’ – after enjoying a great night out at Scotland’s premier sound and light show in Faskally Wood, near Pitlochry.

Ben Mackinnon, Chair of Bankfoot JAC, said: “Bankfoot was delighted to team up with The Enchanted Forest for our bale art this year. Their theme of #OfTheWild provided the inspiration for our “If you go down to the woods today” bale art.  The club enjoyed a great night at The Enchanted Forest and would highly recommend you pay it a visit.”

Ian Sim, chairman of The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, which operates the event, said:

“Bankfoot JAC has certainly put a smile on the faces of the team here in The Enchanted Forest. It’s been great to see the show’s logo on their bale art, proving they are great ambassadors for the show as well as fantastic artists!”

Bankfoot JAC won Quality Meet Scotland’s (QMS) national young farmers’ bale art competition in 2017 when TV presenter Lorraine Kelly picked the club’s entry from a line-up of six colourful and eye-catching finalists in this Scotland-wide competition.

Meanwhile, The Enchanted Forest 2018 has been hailed a spectacular success with all 80,000 tickets for this year’s #OfTheWild show now sold out.

Showcasing the wild and wonderful autumnal beauty of Highland Perthshire, the sound and light spectacular released a record 80,000 tickets for its extended five-week run from October 4 until November 4, 2018.

Inspired by the hidden beauty of Highland Perthshire’s wild woods, the multi-award-winning creative team of Zoë Squair (creative producer), Kate Bonney and Simon Hayes (lighting designers), and RJ McConnell and Jon Beales (sound design and composition) has taken that theme literally and come up a show that’s firmly rooted in nature and full of surprises.

Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland, The Birks Cinema Trust and Blairgowrie Riding for Disabled have been confirmed as the official charity partners for 2018. These organisations will not only benefit financially but will be promoted extensively during the run of the event.

It is estimated that The Enchanted Forest’s impact on the local tourism economy is around £3 million per annum with around 54% of visitors to the event this year choosing to stay overnight in the area on their visit and over 93% citing the event as their main reason for visiting the area this autumn.

More information about The Enchanted Forest is available at www.enchantedforest.org.uk