Scottish Conservative MSPs Murdo Fraser and Liz Smith have given a “thumbs up” to thank local posties who they feel have done a “sterling job” delivering mail during the Covid-19 crisis.
The politicians, who both represent the Mid Scotland and Fife region, have given their support to a Royal Mail scheme to encourage communities to show their appreciation for the hard work carried out by postmen and women across the UK.
Commenting, Mr Fraser said: “This is a great scheme and I believe it is a fitting way to thank our postal staff who have been helping communities and businesses stay connected during Covid-19.
"Children can get involved in the initiative too, by putting up ‘thumbs up’ pictures in their front window.
"It is important to stress the vital role the Royal Mail plays in communities across the UK during this crisis. As well as delivering parcels and letters, postal staff are helping residents by delivering prescriptions and details of hospital appointments."
And Liz Smith added: "I fully support their suggestion for everyone to show their appreciation for their local postie by giving them a ‘thumbs up’ from a safe two metres distance. This is a simple way to say ‘thanks’ to all the Royal Mail staff who are working throughout this crisis and doing a sterling job.”
A template for children wishing to make a ‘thumbs up’ picture can be downloaded by using the link www.royalmail.com/thumbsup