Here is the location of Edinburgh's singing Christmas postbox

The Royal Mail is launching 'singing' postboxes which play Christmas jingles when cards and letters are posted '“ and one is coming to Edinburgh.

The sound of sleigh bells or a jolly message from Father Christmas will greet anyone sending mail at the special postboxes in the coming weeks.

Four of them are being launched, in Edinburgh, London, Cardiff, and Belfast, installed with sensors which spark the messages. Simon Barker, operations director at Royal Mail, said: “Delivering Christmas is our absolute priority this December.

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“In the process, we enjoy any way we can add a little extra fun to posting Christmas cards this year.”

Embargoed to 0001 Monday November 26 Gabriella Bowen (left) and Jasmin Prichard post cards into one of the Royal Mail's first ever 'singing postboxes'. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The postbox will appear on 137-141 High Street in the Capital.