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Press Release

Swinney gives thanks to Royal Mail

Publised date : 07 Dec 2018

Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, has met with local Royal Mail employees to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post.

Mr Swinney visited the Blairgowrie Delivery Office, where he was shown around by Nicola Sawers, the Delivery Manager. The visit allowed Mr Swinney to pass on his thanks to the dedicated local staff, who are working tirelessly to ensure that a timely and efficient Christmas service is provided in Blairgowrie and the surrounding local areas.

Commenting, Mr Swinney said:

“I am delighted to continue my annual tradition of visiting my local delivery office.

“Postal staff work tirelessly throughout the year, but their efforts are particularly important during the Festive period. Accordingly, it is right that we pay tribute to the extraordinary lengths they will go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time, as well as thanking them for delivering our mail services throughout the year, in all weathers.”

Nicola Sawers, Blairgowrie Delivery Manager, added:

“Our postmen and women will be working extremely hard to deliver Christmas parcels, cards, letters and parcels to people in Blairgowrie. We are grateful that Mr Swinney visited the office to see our operation and to support the team.

“We’d like to remind our customers to post early this Christmas and to ensure all their mail is posted by the recommended dates, so that friends and family can enjoy their Christmas greetings and parcels. If everyone uses the postcode on every item of mail, this also helps us greatly in the job that we do at this very busy time.”

Customers do not need to travel to a Royal Mail Delivery office to pick up parcels if they cannot or do not want to. They can arrange a redelivery free of charge on a day that is convenient for them (including Saturdays), or Royal Mail can deliver the item to a different address within the same postcode area. This service can be arranged by calling the number on the “Something for You” card we leave or by visiting our website at

The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are:
Second Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018
First Class – Thursday 20 December 2018
Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018

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