THE ANNUAL RUSH to ensure cards, letters and packages are delivered to and from Moray homes and businesses before Christmas is very much on.
Showing his appreciation for the work of postal staff this week was Richard Lochhead MSP, who called in at the Keith Royal Mail delivery office.
Mr Lochhead met with postmen and women during his visit which was conducted by the local delivery office manager Mike Sinclair.
The MSP said: “There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas at Royal Mail’s busiest time of year. It was great to meet the team here at Keith.
“Our postal workers do such an important job throughout year and I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”
Mr Sinclair added: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Keith.
“We are grateful that Richard Lochhead 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. We would also like to ask everyone to please always use the postcode as this helps us greatly in the job that we do at this busy time.”
The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are that second class post should be made by Saturday, December 19 and first class by Monday, December 21. Special Delivery packages will be accepted for pre-Christmas delivery until Wednesday, December 23.
Customers are reminded that for the best chance of their items being delivered on time they should be posted as early as possible and correct postcodes are used at all times. For valuable and important packages Special Delivery should be used. Return address details should also be placed in a prominent position on packages.