Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail staff as they work to sort and send out millions of cards and presents.
During the visit I was welcomed to the delivery office by local manager, Brian Murray and heard about how the office has geared up for Christmas. I was then given a tour by Richard McLuckie who introduced me to local postmen and women. It was good to have the chance to talk about the training culture in Royal Mail and the changes that are taking place as a result of new shopping habits. There are a lot more parcels being sent as people shop online and that has implications for delivery rounds.
It was great to meet Edinburgh’s dedicated and hard-working team and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year. Staff will be working flat out up to Christmas Eve to get cards and presents out in time. It was also good to see staff support for local charity Cash for Kids in the run up to Christmas.
Remember that the last recommended posting days for Christmas are 20 December for first class mail, 18 December for second class and 23 December for Special Delivery.
I’d like to thank postal staff for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.