ORGANISERS of the multi-award winning sound and light show in Pitlochry have awarded tens of thousands to more than 30 local community projects.

This is the sixth consecutive year that such a fund has been available by The Enchanted Forest Community Trust with the 33 good causes benefitting from a total of £35,672.

They range from Pitlochry in Bloom to support the restoration of the wildlife garden, to replacing the chanters and pipe bags of Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band.

Other notable donations include a new sound system and stage curtains for Pitlochry High School, assistance for Dunkeld's Santa Day to pay for additional entertainers and a contribution towards transport costs for Rannoch Adult Education Association.

Alison Walker, trustee, said: “2018's record-breaking show saw more people visiting The Enchanted Forest than ever before.

“This incredible support means we are able to fund an amazing 33 exciting community events, projects and organisations.

“We're delighted that our show helps makes this support possible and visitors should feel proud that, just by visiting the Enchanted Forest, they have done their bit to give back to the community and benefit the local area.”

This year’s Enchanted Forest will run between October3 and November 3 with tickets going on sale in June.