• Posted:Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Edinburgh the place for Christmas trees this year
Even if you're a seasoned traveller, being away from family and friends at Christmas time is always going to be a bit heart-wrenching, even in this day and age of technological wonders like mobile phones and Facebook. However, if you've booked yourself a room in a hostel in Edinburgh, then you might be able to make it look a little bit more like home by renting a Christmas tree from one Edinburgh florist.

Louise Scott, who runs Va Va Bloom, came up with the idea of trees-for-rent, driven by guilt at the thought of all those cut-down firs.

"It seemed wrong at a time when we are all being environmentally-friendly and I don't agree with it," she was quoted as saying by Deadline Scotland.

Apparently, if you actually live in Edinburgh then you do have the option of taking your tree home and keeping it, planting it in the garden so that you can dig it up and use it again next year.

If you're only in the city for a few days over Christmas but can't live without a Christmas tree in your hostel, then Louise also says that trees can be returned after they have been used, which is definitely the best of both worlds.

They'll also get delivered by Va Va Bloom if it's required, which all sounds like a very effortless Christmas to me indeed!

If you fancy giving it a go, the shop is open from Monday to Saturday, between the times of 09:00 GMT and 17:00 GMT and can be found on Marischal Place.

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