Angus Provost Helen Oswald delivered Christmas cheer and encouragement to Royal Mail posties at the Carnoustie delivery office last Wednesday.
She passed on seasonal greetings and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.
The Provost was shown round the office by local delivery office manager Laura Thompson and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering all cards and parcels in the Carnoustie area in the run-up to Christmas.
Councillor Oswald said: “It was great to meet the dedicated, hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Carnoustie delivery office and to see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year.
“Postmen and women do such an important job at this time of year. I like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”
Laura Thompson commented: “Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail.
“Our people 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 the Provost 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.
“We would 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:
l Friday, December 20, for first class items.
l Wednesday, December 18, for second class items.
l Monday, December 23, for special delivery items.
Airmail to the USA should be sent away by Friday, December 13, and airmail items to Western Europe (excluding France, Greece and Poland) must be posted by Saturday, December 14.
For more information about Christmas with Royal Mail visit: www.royalmail.com or call 08457 740 740.