When the village was in lockdown over the Christmas period we had the  idea to illuminate a section of the Torphins Woods, creating a Woodland Wonderland.

The core funding for the event was crowd sourced from within the community. However,  generous assistance from The Learney Estate, Foundation Scotland Resilience Fund and local businesses  helped  to make the  event a huge success.

Care was taken to ensure COVID safety by marshalling  visitors through a one way system, providing  more than adequate  separation between family groups.

From the outset we  took advice on environmental impact, particularly the potential impact on the  local fauna. The advice  was reassuring- there was little prospect of an adverse impact, given certain precautions. You can read a  summary of the environmental impact report here.

The event was enjoyed by more than  2000  people over a 6 week period, and feedback was  hugely positive.

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