2013 Archive

December 2013

Christmas Tree Season in full swing!

Christmas Fireside

It’s only the start of December and already our Christmas sales season is well and truly under way, with orders coming in thick and fast! We are very busy this week and anticipate that December is going to be very busy over the coming weeks. As always, if you are keen to have a certain tree in time for Christmas, why not call our sales team on: 0141 777 5050 to reserve your tree and avoid disappointment. You can also come in to pick your own tree too!

November 2013

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Our Christmas Trees will be arriving at the end of November for delivery from Monday 2nd December onwards. We are expecting to be very busy over the next few weeks, so would advise that you call early to reserve your tree and guarantee your free delivery slot. You can place your order by calling our team on – 0141 777 5050 or emailing info@silverbirchscotland.org.uk with your order preference and contact details.

Silver Birch Information Film

After months of filming, editing and planning we are delighted to say that our new short film about Silver Birch is now complete! We have been working hard to document the services and benefits of Silver Birch and are now excited to be able to present the film online via YouTube. Thanks to The People’s Postcode Lottery and all of our clients and staff who kindly agreed to take part in the film. We hope you enjoy it!

October 2013

Loyalty Card Launch

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Great news! We are kicking off our new customer loyalty card this month to ensure our customers can be rewarded every time they shop at Silver Birch. Every time you spend £5 of more in our garden centre, you will receive a stamp on your Silver Birch loyalty card. Collect 5 stamps to redeem your card for a £5 discount on your fifth visit! What could be simpler?

Christmas Tree Update

Believe it or not, Christmas is only 85 days away and here at Silver Birch, we are busy organising our festive sales schedule. We know many of you like to order your Christmas trees and wreaths from us and we have worked hard to keep many trees the same price as last year.

We expect our trees to arrive here on site at the end of November, with delivery expected to start from the start of December. As always, to avoid disappointment you can call to reserve your tree in advance. We will be posting a full price list from the beginning of November, however if you want to get in really early, you can call to reserve your tree from 1st October. Call 0141 777 5050 for trees from only £28 available to pre-order today.

September 2013

Autumn Open Weekend 2013

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The weather is starting to get cooler as the seasons change from summer to autumn for another year. That can mean only one thing, it’s almost time for Silver Birch’s annual Autumn Open Weekend! We have been planning our open weekend for a few weeks and stocking up on; spring bulbs, new season bedding as well as all the old favourites like our popular composts and bark. We’re now finalising everything to prepare for the launch of our busy autumn/winter season 2013.

So you’ve no excuse not to pay us a visit over our Open Weekend on either Saturday 21st September or Sunday 22nd September. We will be open between 10am-4pm and we will kick off the weekend on Saturday with a barbecue too. We hope to see you there. Following on from the Open Weekend, we will be open every Saturday thereafter until 12th October.

Client Fun Day 2013

On 5th September, Silver Birch had our annual client fun day, where the clients had the opportunity to relax and have some fun onsite. The sun shone as we enjoyed lots of fun and games, and we also had a fantastic barbecue to celebrate the day.

August 2013

Silver Birch will be introducing a minimal tiered delivery structure for our product deliveries from 1st September 2013. Due to the pressures of high fuel and overhead costs, we have been left no option but to start charging a small fee for orders under £20. All customers who spend more than £20 will still qualify for free delivery.*

We are really keen to hear your views on this, and have developed a short survey which can be completely in 5 minutes. Please click here to complete and submit the survey.

Thank you.

*Free delivery on orders over £20 will be available to customers from central Scotland areas. Areas outwith this may incur a higher charge due to the higher mileage costs.

July 2013

Our new online advertising is now ready to launch, with the first of a series of adverts to promote Silver Birch products and services to a new wider audience. Keep an eye on the website for new videos which will be posted regularly. You can view our first online ad on YouTube below.

June 2013

Silver Birch staff and clients will be taking part in a sponsored walk on Thursday 25th July to raise funds to improve our onsite facilities for our clients. The walk will kick off by the canal near the Kirky Puffer and end at the Auchinstarry basin. If you would like to support this fundraiser you can click here to donate online, or call us to make a donation over the phone using a payment card.

All money raised by the sponsored walk will be used to make much needed improvements to the retail area, improving the onsite facilities for our clients, customers and staff. Silver Birch is a registered charity supporting adults who are socially excluded, our charity number is SC024865.

Thank you.

April 2013

We have received some fantastic coverage in The Evening Times newspaper who have published a piece about our recent news and plans for the Spring Open Weekend. You can read an electronic copy of the article here or pick yourself up a copy of the paper today (22nd April 2013).

March 2013

Updates to the site this month include; new information on personalisation from our local host authority, East Dunbartonshire Council. More about this on our Personalisation News & Updates page. We are also looking to recruit new voluntary directors to join the board at Silver Birch, click here for more information.

We will also be hosting our annual Spring Open Weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. Why not come along for a great day out and take advantage of our many special offers!

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February 2013

We have now updated our website with a new page which details all the information you need to know about our current client opportunities. Click here for more information on each of the activities available for clients at Silver Birch. If you would like to make a client referral to Silver Birch, you can visit our Make a Client Referral page to download all the information you will need. Alternatively, you can call Shirley the client manager on – 0141 777 5050

January 2013

Winter Warmer Vouchers

Banish the winter blues with our Winter Warmer money off vouchers. The vouchers can be used to claim money off of any of our products for the whole of February. To claim your discount, quote the relevant reference number when ordering.


Self Directed Support Update

The Self Directed Support Bill has now been passed by the Scottish Government. You can read the Bill in full on the Scottish Government website here, or click on our Personalisation News & Updates page here for more information on the changes.


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