The festive season is the busiest time of the year for the Post Office as as staff sort and deliver Christmas cards, parcels and letters.
And yesterday Moray MSP Richard Lochhead visited the Elgin Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on early season’s greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff.
He was shown around the building on the High Street by Royal Mail Delivery Office manager John McVey and was introduced to the postmen and women, who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Elgin in the forthcoming busy Christmas period.
Millions of people shop online for gifts during the festives and the Royal Mail play a key role in delivering goods to customers throughout the United Kingdom.
Mr Lochhead thanked the workers for their dedication and hard work.
He said: “It was great to meet the team in Elgin and to thank them for the extraordinary lengths they will go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time, as well as thanking them for delivering our mail services all through the year, in all weathers.”
Mr McVey stressed how hard his team were working to deliver all parcels and letters on time and offered an important reminder to customers.
He said: “We’d like to remind our customers to post early this Christmas and to ensure all their mail is posted by the recommended dates, so that friends and family can enjoy their Christmas greetings and parcels.”
The last recommended postage dates for Christmas are second class – Tuesday December 18, first class Thursday December 20, and for special delivery Saturday December 22.