Dr McLeod was shown round the office by local delivery office manager Richard Irons and was introduced to the staff working hard sorting and delivering all cards and parcels in the Stranraer area in the run-up to Christmas.
Dr McLeod said: “It was great to meet the dedicated, hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at Stranraer 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.”
Mr Irons added: “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 Dr McLeod 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’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:
Friday, December 20, for first class items; Wednesday, December 18, for second class items; Monday, December 23, for special delivery items.
The recommended international posting dates are:
Wednesday, December 4, for airmail to Asia, Far East and New Zealand.
Thursday, December 5, for airmail to Australia.
Friday, December 6, for airmail to South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
Monday, December 9, for airmail to Cyprus and Eastern Europe.
Tuesday, December 10, for airmail to Canada, France, Greece, Poland.
Friday, December 13, for airmail to USA.
Saturday, December 14, for airmail items to Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland).