Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay MSP is urging constituents not to forget the last recommended posting dates this Christmas.


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

Mr Mackay was speaking when he visited the Renfrew Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering
Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

The MSP was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, David Wood, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the Renfrew area 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.

Derek Mackay MSP said:

“It would be unfortunate if Christmas cards or presents didn’t reach friends and family in time for Christmas, so don’t forget the recommended posting dates.

“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.”

David WoodRoyal Mail Delivery Office Manager, said:

“It was a pleasure to show Mr Mackay 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.”