Nanette Milne MSP visits Inverurie Delivery Office

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Nanette Milne MSP has visited Royal Mail’s Inverurie delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

Ms Milne was shown round the office by local Delivery Office Manager Tom Mackay and was introduced to all the postmen and women who are working hard to sort and deliver all the cards and parcels in the Inverurie area in the run-up to Christmas.

Afterwards she said: “It was great to meet the hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Inverurie delivery office and to see at 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’d like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”

Tom Mackay said: “Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail. Our people really do 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 Ms Milne came along to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”

Continuing, he added: “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. And as usual, we’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings!”

The recommended last posting dates for mail are: Thursday December 20 for 1st Class items; Tuesday, December 18 for 2nd Class items and Saturday, December 22 for Special Delivery items.

The last recommended posting dates for international mail are as follows: Wednesday, December 5 for airmail to Asia, Far East, Australia and New Zealand; Friday, December 7 for airmail to South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East; Monday, December 10 for airmail to Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan; Wednesday, December 12 for airmail items to Western Europe.

Royal Mail recommend that you post early to ensure that all their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible and use Special Delivery for valuable packages and parcels so that your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.

For more information about Christmas with Royal Mail visit: www.royalmail.com or call 08457 740 740.