Rutherglen’s MP and MSP have visited Royal Mail’s Rutherglen delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.
Tom Greatrex MP and James Kelly MSP were shown round the office by manager Alan Drysdale to see how it works at first hand.
The Labour pair were introduced to all the postmen and women who are working hard to sort and deliver all the cards and parcels in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area in the run-up to Christmas.
Tom Greatrex said: “It was great to meet the hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Rutherglen delivery office and to see at first hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.”
James Kelly added: “Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year.
“I’d like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”
Alan Drysdale said: “Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail. Our people really do pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly but even more so over the busy festive period.
“We are grateful that Mr Greatrex and Mr Kelly came along to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.
“Our people do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts.
“And, as usual, we’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings.”
The recommended last posting dates for mail are
Thursday, December 20, for first class items;
Tuesday, December 18, for second class items;
Saturday, December 22, for special delivery items.