Last Christmas post for retiring postie

Danny Gray. Pic Peter Devlin
Danny Gray. Pic Peter Devlin

A Glenrothes postman is playing Santa’s helper for the last time this Christmas when he will hang up his mail bag after more than two decades in the job.

Danny Gray, who is retiring next year after 22 years, is a well-known, friendly face to those on his delivery route.

Over the years, Danny has estimated he has delivered 3.6 million parcels and Christmas cards to customers in the town.

And he’s seen many changes to his job over the years, including delivery by van instead of on foot and using trolleys instead of bags to cart the growing number of parcels around his walk.

Danny told the Gazette: “I have enjoyed my job in Glenrothes.

“I especially enjoy this time of year. It is wonderful to deliver cards to all my customers and the children especially enjoy getting parcels. Online shopping has made a huge difference at this time of year, when our vans are full to the brim with parcels.

“I have enjoyed my time with Royal Mail and I will really miss my customers.

“All our customers across the country can help our postmen and women at this time of year by posting early, using the postcode and using the recommended posting dates.

“If they do this they will be doing all of us on Santa helper duty a huge favour.”

Davie Hammond, Glenrothes delivery office manager said: “We are really sorry to lose Danny from our office.

“He has been a true asset for Royal Mail but, before he goes, we are making sure he delivers a first class Christmas for all his customers.”

Members of the public are reminded of the last delivery dates for Christmas: Second class today (Wednesday); first class on Friday.