• Colin Smyth MSP passed on Christmas greetings to postmen and women at Dumfries Delivery Office


  • Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the year and Mr Smyth saw the hard work and dedication of local postal workers to sort and deliver festive mail


  • The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are:  Second Class -; Wednesday 20 December, First Class- Thursday 21 December and Special Delivery –  Friday 22 December

Colin Smyth MSP visited the Dumfries Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff. The visit was the first to a number to local offices, including Lockerbie and Annan.

Mr Smyth was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, David Turner and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Dumfries over the Christmas period.

The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.

Mr Smyth MSP said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas.

“It was great to meet the teams across Dumfriesshire and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”

David Turner, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Dumfries. We are grateful that Mr Smyth MSP visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.

“We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings and to ask them all to please also use the postcode as this helps us greatly in the job that we do at this busy time.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:

Second Class -; Wednesday 20 December 2017

First Class -; Thursday 21 December 2017

Special Delivery -; Friday 22 December 2017

For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, please visit: www.royalmail.com/greetings or call 03457 740 740.


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