Moray’s posties working flat out to meet the deadline

Last posting dates are fast approaching.

ROYAL MAIL STAFF are currently working flat-out to maintain a 500-year-old tradition of ensuring that cards and parcels are delivered in time for Christmas.

This week regional MSP Douglas Ross was the latest to call in at a local delivery office to see for himself how local staff are coping – and to remind them that people do appreciate their fantastic efforts.

Mr Ross called in at the Elgin office and was given a tour by manager Norrie Rattray, during which he met several of the men and women who are currently working flat out as their volume of work rises on what is the Royal Mail’s busiest period with millions of people shopping online for gifts – and a large number still sending Christmas cards and parcels.

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

“We are all grateful to 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.

“It was great to be shown round by Norrie and to see such a hardworking and dedicated team. There was a fantastic atmosphere amongst the staff and it was clear that a very professional and well-run operation exists in Elgin.”

Norrie Rattray, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager, added: “It was a pleasure to show Mr Ross 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.”

Royal Mail are reminding Moray customers of the final dates on which they can send items in time for pre-Christmas delivery:

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