Christmas tree magic at Tyrebagger

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Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in Moray and Aberdeenshire has geared up to focus its expertise on helping people choose their perfect Christmas tree.

For most of the year they’re working hard as foresters, recreation and community rangers, GIS technicians, craftsmen, admin staff and conservation officers but now their world is Christmas trees!

The Commission’s Christmas tree sales centre at Tyrebagger will be open seven days a week (9.00 – 5.00) until 23 December and the team is ready to welcome families from across the area as the festive season approaches.

Emily Holmes, for the Commission’s team in Aberdeenshire, said;

“Many of our team have worked for the Commission for decades and have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to choosing the correct tree. On average we sell 6,500 trees a year - we have something to suit everyone and even select and cut the huge tree that stands in front of the university in Aberdeen as the centre piece of the city’s festive decorations.

“But mostly, we are on hand at Tyrebagger to make it a fantastic, festive place to come and choose a family Christmas tree. With our Christmas Tree helper and Mr Chopper-Upper Wrapper-Upper on hand, you’re sure to get the tree that’s exactly right for your home.

“We have the usual fantastic stock of all sizes of Norway Spruce, Nordman fir and Lodgepole pine – and this year we’ve also got the chance to win an extra Christmas present!”

Anyone buying their tree at Tyrebagger can pick up a flyer and enter an online competition to try and win a New Year short break donated by Forest Holidays.

One lucky winner will net four nights’ mid-week, self-catering accommodation for up to four people in a Forest Holidays’ Silver Birch cabin (with hot tub) at either Ardgarten, Argyll or Strathyre, Callander.

The prize must be taken by 31st March 2015 excluding bank holidays and school holidays.

And for those not lucky enough to win, a visit to Tyrebagger for your Christmas tree will also give you the chance to collect a special code that will entitle you to a 10% discount on a Forest Holiday break.

For more information, contact the Moray and Aberdeenshire team at

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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.

4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590