Where to buy Christmas trees in Edinburgh and Glasgow: 2016 edition
Nordmann Firs, Lodgepole Pines, Fraser Firs, Norway Spruces and Scots Pines in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area
You know Christmas has officially arrived when it's time to start thinking about putting the tree up. That fresh smell, the twinkly lights, the mishmash of decorations from years past – it's all part of the big build up to the day in question. To help you stay organised, we've put together a list of some of the best places to find a tree in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Glasgow and surrounding area
Real Christmas Trees (07982 184 993, realchristmastreesglasgow.co.uk) in Bishopbriggs will deliver your chosen tree free of charge, and even pick up it up in January when you're all Christmased out. You can choose between Nordmann Firs, Lodgepole Pines and Fraser Firs and a variety of tree stands to make sure your tree stays healthy. Prices vary depending on size, with the Fraser and Nordmann Firs starting at £35 and Lodgepole Pines starting at £40. Visit for viewings and collections between 10am and 6pm or order online.
Xmas Trees Glasgow (Castlemilk, 07833 457802, xmastreesglasgow.co.uk) have a similar selection of trees that are freshly cut and locally sourced in Scotland. Prices start at £35 and trees are delivered for free in the Glasgow area.
Over at Edenmill Farm (Blanefield, 07805 672 153, edenchristmastrees.co.uk), the doors are open from 1 Dec, with the staff on hand to help you choose your perfect tree. You'll find the Scots Pine, Fraser Fir, Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce, with prices ranging from £30-£90. Edenmill Farm also have UK wide delivery for trees bought online.
West of Scotland Christmas Trees (Milngavie, 07470 351 774, christmastreesglasgow.co.uk) will also be opening their doors on 1 Dec, offering trees that are grown in a renewable and sustainable manner. Prices start at £4 per foot on a selection of different trees.
Caring Christmas Trees (various outlets, 0845 111 8733, caringchristmastrees.com) operate in a number of locations in Scotland including Dunfermline, St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians. Buying a Caring Christmas Tree is a purchase worth making as you'll be helping to support thousands of people that are dealing with homelessness or families that may be struggling this Christmas. Prices start at £35 and trees can be collected from a range of collection points. See the website for more information on collection points and for details on where the money goes.
At the Finlaystone Country Estate (Langbank, Renfrewshire, 01475 540505, finlaystone.co.uk), you're invited to bring the family along to tag your tree of choice and then cut it down at a later date. Prices vary but an 8ft tree will cost you £38 and delivery can be arranged for a small charge. On top of the excitement of choosing a tree, kids can also pop into Santa's Grotto on the grounds of Finlaystone.
Located 20 miles north of Glasgow, the Christmas Tree Farm (Wester Auchentroig, 07710 579752, dufftrees.co.uk) have been growing trees since 1977, with their selection now including Norway Spruce, Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and Lodge Pole Pine. Ready cut trees are available but make sure you bring your wellies if you want to pick your own.
Edinburgh and surrounding area
Dobbies Edinburgh (Melville Nursery, Lasswade, 0131 663 1941, dobbies.com) go all out on Christmas, selling both real and artificial trees along with various decorations, lights and accessories. Prices range from £19.99-£299.99, depending on size and your choice of real or artificial tree. Delivery is free on orders over £59, with 18 Dec being the last order date.
Based in central Edinburgh, Green Fir Christmas Trees (0131 618 2875, edinburghchristmastrees.com) sell Nordmann Firs, delivering to most areas around the city. Sizes range from 5-13ft and the trees are priced between £55 and £200.
CrimboTrees (Old Jenners Depository, Balgreen Road, 0131 346 9539, crimbotrees.co.uk) also specialise in Nordmann Firs, giving £5 from every sale to the cancer support charity Maggies Edinburgh. You can either visit their site at the Old Jenners Depository or buy online. Delivery is available for EH1, EH2, EH3, EH4, EH11 & EH12 postcodes for a small charge.
Near Edinburgh airport, you'll find Conifox Nurseries Tree & Plant Garden Centre (Kirkliston, 0131 333 3334, conifox.co.uk), who conveniently place all their trees indoors and out of their wrappers so that you can eye up your ideal tree. Norway Spruce and Nordmann Fir trees are on sale from 4-15ft.
Dalmeny Christmas Trees on Craigie's Farm Deli and Café (West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, 07702 325716, dalmenychristmastrees.co.uk) are open daily from 10am-5.30pm, with trees from £4-£7 per foot. Hopetoun House (0131 331 2451, hopetoun.co.uk), also in South Queensferry, sell trees from 1-23 Dec. Prices start at £35 for Scots Pines and Fraser Firs and £46 for Nordmann Firs.
The East Lothian Christmas Tree Centre (Tranent, 01875 613 574, eastlothianchristmastrees.co.uk) sells Nordmann and Fraser Firs from £25 which can be delivered for free if you order a tree over 7ft.
You can also buy your tree from one of the many Forestry Commission Scotland Christmas tree sales centres (various outlets, scotland.forestry.gov.uk), from Glentress just outside Peebles to Kinnoull Hill near Perth. Check their website to find a centre near you.
Pines and Needles (020 3384 9420, pinesandneedles.com) deliver trees all over the UK, with standard delivery from £19.95. If you're in London, they can set your tree up for you in its stand once it's delivered, for an extra £15. The site also sells a selection of stands, lights, wreaths and decorations.
Real Christmas Trees (0845 604 8366, realchristmastrees.co.uk) have 4-60ft trees, with prices starting at £36 for a 4ft Norway Spruce.
Scottish Christmas Trees (01387 760572, scottishchristmastrees.co.uk) are based in Dumfries but their online shop caters to the whole of the UK. Standard delivery for trees under £125 costs £10.45 and the last delivery date for 2016 is Wed 21 Dec.
Good Elf (0203 519 9997, goodelf.co.uk) sell trees, stands and lights, also offering installation and decorating services, no matter the size or location of the tree. Fill out a form on their site, and they'll get back to you in 24 hours with a quote.
Elegant Trees (07772872777, eleganttrees.co.uk) deliver within the Edinburgh area for free and charge £10 for deliveries further out. Customers can choose from Nordmann Firs, Fraser Firs and Norway Spruces from £35 on the online store.