Christmas Opening Hours at the EAO

The Edinburgh Assay office will be open until 4.30pm on Friday 22nd December, and will re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 3rd January.


Important dates in the run up to Christmas


Window Collections - collections can be made as normal from the office up until Friday 22nd December at 4.30pm.

Emergency Services – there is no cut-off date for Emergency services but please do note that this is our busiest period and these are subject to availability. Please call the office to arrange any emergency service in advance as normal.

Post and Courier – the last dispatch date for standard special delivery before Christmas by the Royal Mail and Parcel Force is Thursday 21st December for arrival on 22nd December. Please note that while you can choose to dispatch parcels on Friday 22nd December on a Saturday Guaranteed special delivery, you do so at your own risk.

More information on Royal Mail and Parcel Force Christmas dates can be found on their websites.

If you arrange your own courier, please check their Christmas delivery times with them.




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