As Glamis Castle dims the lights on the inaugural Trail of Tales light show, organisers are celebrating a successful event which saw 7000 visitors attend over the show’s 10 day run.

The Trail, a brand-new light show combining light installations and classic children’s stories, launched on Friday 29th October with its final evening on Sunday 7th November and organisers are keen for the show to return next year.

Visitors explored the historic castle’s grounds and gardens under moonlight discovering an array of atmospheric installations amongst the trees including a troll bridge and illuminated greenhouses inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. A QR code was also supplied to give visitors access to an interactive app which featured a map and facts about the stories and characters as they walked the Trail.

Glamis Castle partnered with Angus-based outdoor event specialists Strathmore Event Services to organise the light show. Also, brought on board to realise the vision for the show was Dundee-based lighting specialists AML Event Hire and prop designer Helen Stephenson from Art of Display in Leith who styled part of the trail.

The feedback from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive with many commenting on social media about how much fun they had on the Trail. In particular, the witch proved a spooky hit with all ages.

One visitor commented: “We had a fantastic time with our granddaughter and the witch was amazingly good fun.” Another said: “A lovely thing to do on a dark evening. Well done. Hope you do it again next year.”

Organisers are delighted with the response to the event, which wasn’t dampened by some wet weather during the event’s run. Helen Buchanan, General Manager at Glamis Castle, said:

“This ten day event was magical as we were able to welcome so many visitors of all ages to experience A Trail of Tales at Glamis Castle. As is often the case in Scotland, the weather created a few challenges along the way, but we didn’t let it spoil the event and the feedback from visitors has been very positive. We are really keen to run A Trail of Tales again next year, so watch this space.”

Glamis Castle are now looking towards their next event, their Christmas Market running on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November. The ideal event for people to start their Christmas shopping and pick up some unique festive gifts, the market is set to host over 50 stall-holders ranging from luxury candle makers to locally made fruity wine.

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