Christmas tree magic at Tyrebagger

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Aberdeenshire’s favourite Christmas tree centre is geared up and ready to go for 2016!

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s team in the area has stocked up the Tyrebagger sales centre - about 8KM west of Aberdeen on the A96 - and is looking forward to welcoming visitors from 26 November.

Open seven days a week (9.00 – 5.00) until 23 December, the centre is the perfect place to go to find your perfect Christmas tree. FES staff will be also be on hand to offer advice on looking after your tree and getting the most out of it over the festive season. 

Neil Taylor, for the FES team in Aberdeenshire, said;

“This is a great time of year because everybody is beginning to look forward to Christmas and you can feel that special buzz beginning to build.

“The best is seeing the excitement in children’s eyes especially when they know that our top elf – Mr Chopper Upper Wrapper Upper – is on hand to help them get their tree!

“The tree is really the focal point of everyone’s decorations, so getting the right tree for your house is really important – and we’ll be there to help.

“And this year – for the first time - we’ve also got some weekend stalls where you can pick up some Christmas goodies from the Damn Fine Cheese Company, Alba Seafoods and Kilted Fudge.

“And of course it wouldn’t be the same without Santa – who this year will have help from the Rotary Club of Aberdeen (Balgownie), which over the three December weekends will be raising money for local good causes.”

Tyrebagger sells around 6,500 trees a year – with a range of sizes and species, including Norway Spruce, Nordman fir and Lodgepole pine.

This year, nursery visits will take place from 5 to 8 December with students from Aberdeen Academy of Performing arts doing pieces along the trail. 

Hot food and drinks will be available on site from Tomintoul Venison.

For more information, contact the Moray and Aberdeenshire team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

You can get there from the A96 by heading south on the B979 (signposted for Kirkton of Skene). There are two car parks along this road on the left. The Christmas tree car park is opposite the second car park.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.