Post office staff get Christmas greeting

Nigel Don MSP visited Brechin delivery office during the Christmas rush.
Nigel Don MSP visited Brechin delivery office during the Christmas rush.

Postmen and women from Brechin’s delivery office were visited by Nigel Don MSP, to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement.

With Christmas being the busiest time of the year, workers have been hard at work hand sorting and delivering all the cards and parcels in the Brechin area in the run up to Christmas.

Nigel Don was shown round the office by local delivery office manager, Gordon Harper, and was introduced to many of the staff.

Mr Don said: “It was great to meet the dedicated, hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Brechin delivery office and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.

“Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year. I like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”

Gordon Harper added: “Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail. Our people pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly, but even more so over the busy festive period. We are grateful that Nigel Don MSP came along to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

“Our people do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts. We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings.”

The last posting dates are: December 18 for second class mail; December 20 for first slass mail and December 23 for special delivery.

International posting dates are: December 5 - Australia; December 6 - South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East; December 9 - Cyprus and Eastern Europe; December 10 - Canada, France, Greece, Poland; December 13 - USA; and December 14 - to Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland).