Glasgow businesses already getting Christmas decorations up three months early

By Craig Williams

It's 106 days and three months till we celebrate what will hopefully represent a much more normal Christmas than was the case last year with our loved ones.

And yet that being the case, Glaswegians have been sharing their - unwelcome - surprise at the sight of festive decorations being hung up inside or outside various types of businesses across the city.

One person who spotted a tree already up and decorations at an unnamed city hotel tweeted: "Up in Glasgow visiting two new customers. It’s only September, can’t believe that the hotel already have their Christmas tree up!"

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Another spotted what appear to be Christmas trees outside the entrance to the Dakota hotel in the city centre, tweeting: "Christmas decorations already up at Dakota Glasgow. 31st August: New record?"

Speaking of Christmas, a report suggesting £13,000 of public money is to be spent on a single Christmas tree in an area of Glasgow sparked confusion as whether it was 'made of gold'.

The yearly cost of supplying and delivering a real festive fir measuring up to 65 feet is stated as £13,000 in a procurement report detailing supplier tenders.

The figure emerged in a horticultural procurement report presented to the council's Contracts and Property Committee.


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