First-class effort by mail staff
John Swinney visited the Royal Mail’s Blairgowrie delivery office on Friday last week to see firsthand the operation of sorting and delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hard-working postmen and women.
Mr Swinney was shown around the office by delivery office manag e r Ni c o l a Saw e r s a n d was introduced to staff who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Blairgowrie 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.
M r S w i n n e y s a i d : “A t n o other time is the hard work and d e d i c a t i o n o f p o s t me n a n d 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 team again at Blairgowrie and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to to ensure Christmas cards and presents are delivered to loved ones on time, and for all they do year-round.”
Nicola added: “Our postmen and women are working e x t r e me l y h a r d t o s o r t a n d deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Blairgowrie.
“We a re g rat e f u l t hat Jo h n again visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.
“We’d l i k e t o r e mi n d o u r 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, December 20; first class – Thursday, December 21; and special delivery – Friday, December 22.