Spooktacular success for Scone Palace Twilight Illuminations

8 November 2016

More than 2700 visitors descended on Scone Palace last weekend to enjoy its Halloween events, including the spook-filled All Hallows' Eve with the Spirits of Scone - Twilight Illuminations.

The Palace teamed up with the creative team behind the award-winning Enchanted Forest to host Twilight Illuminations, a Halloween sound and light show with a difference and the first of its kind for Scone Palace. Running over the course of three nights, it proved a huge success, with visitors sharing their ghoulish pictures on Facebook.

Together with Daytime Spooktacular, a series of afternoon events for younger children, it brought Scone Palace's visitor numbers to just over 2700 last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Twilight Illuminations was an interactive experience with the ‘Spirits of Scone' dressed in period costumes and guiding visitors as they walked through the grounds to enter the Palace's ancient graveyard. With the success of this year's ‘taster' show, Scone Palace hope to make this an annual event.

Sarah Butler, Chief Executive of Scone Palace commented:

"What better setting for a spooky Halloween adventure than Scone Palace's ancient grounds? We're delighted to have welcomed so many people to celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year and to experience the Palace and grounds in this unique and exciting way.

Sarah continued:

"It was wonderful to see how the creative team transformed Scone Palace into something that we are sure the many Spirits of Scone would be proud of! This year was a ‘taster' and we hope to grow this event in 2017 to produce an even bigger and better Halloween illuminated tour next year with even more thrills for visitors to experience."

Twilight Illuminations marked the end of Scone Palace's 50th season as a leading tourist attraction. The Palace has now closed and will reopen early next year. Visitors can still access the grounds and gardens, Coffee Shop and Food/Christmas shop every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm from 4th November to 18th December 2016 and 3rd February - 31st March 2017.