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Technology Tempts Tourists to the Cateran Trail
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust is using technology to encourage tourists to the Cateran Trail in Perthshire, with the launch of the first UK based GeoTour for high-tech, treasure hunting geocachers and a new Android phone app. Building in popularity with adventure-seekers, Geocaching is a treasure hunt style game, in which participants use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to seek out a cache that has been hidden at a specific location. There are over five million registered players worl...
Gold, Frankincense and Fir
The iCONic Project, an international conifer conservation initiative led from Scotland, made a seasonal and symbolic gesture of goodwill this morning, gifting an iconic Monkey Puzzle Christmas tree to the Scottish Parliament. Linda Fabiani,Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, accepted the gift on behalf of the Scottish Parliament. A Perthshire Big Tree Country initiative, the iCONic Project was set up in 2009 to pioneer the conservation of the many threatened species of conifers around the...
Enchanted Forest Flows Back for its 10th Year
Over 25,000 tickets have gone on sale this weekend for the 10th Anniversary production of the multi-award winning sound and light show, The Enchanted Forest. Perthshire Big Tree Country’s premier event, this year entitled FLOW, will also return to the stunning autumnal setting of Faskally Wood near Pitlochry during its 2012 run which will see the forest come to life every evening from Friday 5th – Saturday 27th October. The Enchanted Forest first took place in October 2002 at The Hermit...
Creative Scotland Backs The Enchanted Forest
Over £1.2 million has been invested in thirty-two innovative collaborations between the tourism and culture sectors to promote Scotland’s creativity on a global platform and raise the country’s profile as a tourist destination. On a visit to the Enchanted Forest near Pitlochry in Perthshire, Iain Munro, Director of Creative Development for Creative Scotland, announced a range of projects, including plans for the renowned visual artists Dalziel + Scullion to introduce a new dimension to the sp...
Walk of the Week
An ancient woodland, cloaked in mystery and alive with tales of hermits, dragons and demons.