The best places to buy Christmas trees in Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Sofia Matias
- 14 November 2019
Find your festive centrepiece for collection or delivery in the Edinburgh and Glasgow areas
The most wonderful time of the year is once more upon us, and so it is time to start thinking of where the perfect place is to get that oh so important element of the festive season: the Christmas tree. From Nordmann Firs to Lodgepole Pine, from a conservative size to a whopping roof-grazing spectacle, there is plenty to choose from to make sure your home is Christmas-ready before the big day comes.
Glasgow and surrounding area
To go with the charitable spirit of the Christmas season, you can purchase your tree from Caring Christmas Trees (various outlets, 0345 111 8733, caringchristmastrees.com). Striving to end homelessness in Scotland, the charity supplies freshly-cut, 100% Scottish, grade 1 standard Nordmann Firs across Edinburgh and Glasgow. If you're quick and order before Mon 18 Nov (and your postcode is within their delivery area), you can still get your tree brought straight to your doorstep, without having to venture out into the Scottish cold for it. Every order helps, as the over 7,000 homeless and vulnerable people Caring Christmas Trees have supported would surely attest to.
Real Christmas Trees (07982 184 993 / 07494 634 631, realchristmastreesglasgow.co.uk) also source all their trees from Scotland. Their Nordmann Firs and Fraser Firs trees can be delivered free of charge, and you can choose between lengths of 4 and 10ft. You're on your own when it comes to disposing of it after Christmas, though, and they no longer collect trees after the festive period.
Taking pride in their locally-sourced, freshly-cut stock, XMas Trees Glasgow (Castlemilk, 07833 457802 / 07909 561726, xmastreesglasgow.co.uk) also stock Lodgepole Pine in addition to the usual Nordmann and Fraser Firs, with prices as low as £35. If you are local to Glasgow, delivery is thrown in for free, but you can also pop into their shop to pick your tree yourself.
For an even wider selection of trees, Edenmill Christmas Trees (Blanefield, 07805 672 153, edenchristmastrees.co.uk) are surely a good bet. A family-run business, they grow Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Scots Pine and Fraser Fir, ranging from £31.50 to £93, alongside handmade Christmas wreaths (decorated or plain, for you to take a stab at). Live further afield than Glasgow? Then you're in luck, since they deliver across the UK (and for free).
At West of Scotland Christmas Trees (Milngavie / Bearsden, 07470 351 774, christmastreesglasgow.co.uk), trees are priced by the foot; from £4 for the Norway Spruce to £6 for the Fraser and Nordmann Fir. If you are picking up your tree remember to take cash, as they can't accept card payments, and a thick pair of gloves to handle your new purchase. All Christmas trees are cut to demand, so it's guaranteed you will get a high quality, healthy tree.