Royal Mail gearing up for another busy Festive season

Royal Mail staff in Forres with Angus Robertson MP.
Royal Mail staff in Forres with Angus Robertson MP.

THE ANNUAL VISIT by Moray’s MP to a local Royal Mail delivery office has prompted an appeal to local residents to note last recommended posting dates this Christmas.

Angus Robertson visited the Forres delivery office where he saw first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post – and to pass on his own good wishes to the hard-working staff.

Mr Robertson was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Michael Young, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Forres 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. As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work delivering to every single address in the UK.

The MP said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. I 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.”

Following the tour Mr Young added: “It was a pleasure to show Angus Robertson MP our Christmas operation and to hear his kind words of encouragement and support.

“We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the Festive Season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:

Second Class – Tuesday 20 December 2016
First Class – Wednesday 21 December 2016
Special Delivery – Thursday 22 December 2016

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