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Catching the last post has taken on a whole new meaning. Sandy Simpson (Letters, 25 November) wrote of his shock upon discovering his Royal Mail revised collection time on his local post box was 9am.

I was similarly dismayed at reading this on our Edinburgh postbox.

This may be suitable for those en route to work, but presents a disturbing image of bleary-eyed pensioners and the like stumbling to post their Scotsman crosswords and other urgent missives in their pyjamas.

This means a whole extra day to deliver mail.

Bring back the 5pm slot!

Catherine Gerrard

Spylaw Park