Shona Robison MSP visited the Royal Mail Dundee East Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post, and to pass on early Season’s Greetings to the hardworking staff.

Ms Robison was introduced to local postmen and women, who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Dundee throughout the busy Christmas period.

Commenting, Shona Robison said:

“At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a Christmas mail throughout Dundee and across Scotland.

“It was great to meet the team here at the Dundee East Delivery Office and to be able to thank them for the extraordinary lengths they will go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time.

“It is also important to acknowledge the service the Royal Mail provides throughout the year, as postal workers deliver our mail services all through the year, in all weathers. It’s easy to take for granted the vital service that the Royal Mail workers provide, and we should all acknowledge and appreciate them for their hard work.”

The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts as well as sending traditional Christmas cards and parcels.

Royal Mail also plays a key role in e-commerce for many businesses sending goods to customers throughout Christmas shopping season.



The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are:

  • Second Class – Tuesday 18 December 2018

  • First Class – Thursday 20 December 2018

  • Special Delivery – Saturday 22 December 2018

Customers can also help Royal Mail ensure that all their letters, cards and parcels are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible by taking a few easy steps:

Posting early: Avoid disappointment by posting your cards and parcels early.

Using postcodes: A clearly addressed card or parcel, with a postcode, and return address on the back of the envelope, will ensure quick and efficient delivery.

Using Special Delivery: For valuable and important packages and parcels guarantee delivery with Royal Mail’s Special Delivery, which means your gift is tracked, traced and insured against loss.

Wrapping parcels well and always giving a return address.

For more information about Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates, please visit https://www.royalmail.com/greetings or call 03457 740 740.


Royal Mail Press Office

Tel: 0207 449 8246

Email: Press.office@royalmail.com

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