Tyrebagger Rotary volunteers raise funds for good causes

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Local nursery children collect their tree.


Members of the Rotary club of Aberdeen (Balgownie) are raising money for local good causes by lending a helping hand at the Tyrebagger Christmas Tree Sales Centre.

The Forest Enterprise Scotland team at the site usually welcomes around 20,000 visitors every December and sells around 6.500 trees a year.

The centre is busy seven days a week and from 9.00 to 5.00 - but weekends are especially hectic.

Ray Grant lead volunteer from the Rotary Club of Aberdeen said

“We are really excited to work alongside the Forestry Commission at Tyrebagger and raise money for local good causes.

“At this time of year it’s such a pleasant place to be. Everyone’s excited and getting in to the Christmas spirit and it’s great to see how generous people are at this time of year.”

The rotary club is raising money for local North East charities including CLAN – the NE cancer charity.

Dan Cadle – Tyrebagger centre manager said

“We are really grateful to have the rotary club on side. We have a steady stream of visitors coming in to find their perfect tree but come Saturday and Sunday it gets a bit manic!

“With so many people coming in there is a risk that the car park could get a bit congested but the volunteers do a great job helping people park their cars.

“We’ve already had one busy weekend and we are now gearing up for our next”

A range of Christmas trees of all sizes and species are available at the centre, including Norway Spruce, Nordman fir and Lodgepole pine.

Hot food and drinks are also available – as well as some professional advice from FES staff on looking after your tree and getting the most out of it over the festive season. 

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. 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.