The new attraction, operated by Rough Castle Experiences, will see Rough Castle Community Woodlands come alive as part of ‘LEGION’ – a Roman themed experience which runs alongside UNESCO World Heritage site, the Antonine Wall. The event will encompass the rich history of the area and showcase new sound and light technologies teamed with an art installation, actors and aerial acrobats.
The themed event is set to be the first of many, with organisers planning to devise different features over the year to encourage tourism and visitor spend in the Falkirk area.
‘LEGION’ will run from 7th of November until 16th of December and will form an attraction for the area during the typically quieter winter months. Tickets can be purchased from their website, www.RoughCastleExperiences.co.uk.
Rough Castle Experiences, which also operates successful guided Segway tours of the Falkirk Wheel site, has already recruited two full-time staff to manage the sound and light show. It will also be working with social enterprise Re-Union Canal Boats, which will provide volunteers to help preserve and maintain the woodland area and assist with future events.
Tim Ford, Director at Rough Castle Experiences, said: “We aim to further bolster Falkirk’s position as a destination town for visitors throughout the year. Coupled with the Falkirk Wheel and the famous Kelpies, our new venture will bring some extra magic to the town’s residents and visitors.”
Royal Bank of Scotland supplied £200,000 in funding to assist with the construction of the infrastructure for this and future events. Paul Jess, Relationship Manager for Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “The new experiences will be a huge draw for the town – helping bolster tourism during the winter months initially, before becoming an additional visitor attraction in Falkirk. We wish Tim and his team the best of luck for the future.”