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A package and its journey across two countries in a day

 A “priority” Christmas present travelled more than 500 miles by road in one day before arriving on the Isle of Skye at 11pm. (22 December 2022)  

The package, whose content cannot be revealed as it is a present, was delivered by Pegasus Couriers manager Michal Zwierzynski, 37.

The speedy delivery saw Zwierzynski, on annual leave, praised for going “above and beyond”.

PEgasus Couriers delivers package to Isle of Skye
Pegasus Couriers manager Michal Zwierzynski shows the parcel he delivered.

Zwierzynski said the package left the Sheffield depot on Thursday morning (22 December 2022)  after getting stamped as a priority delivery. “Due to the status being a priority, we had to ensure it got to its destination, on the Isle of Sky, within 24 hours,” he said. “We managed to get the parcel from Sheffield in England to Newcastle within a few hours. One of our managers at the Newcastle depot got into his car and drove the parcel more than 300 miles to Inverness in the North of Scotland.

Zwierzynski said the parcel arrived at his house in Inverness at about 8pm on Thursday. “I then got into my car and drove the package another 200 miles from Inverness to Portree on the Isle of Skye. I delivered the parcel by 1 am and arrived back home at around 3 am,” he said.

The client – who cannot be named – sent an email to Pegasus Couriers management praising Zwierzynski for going the extra mile. “I just wanted to share that …(we) are recognising Michal this morning for this epic customer result. Thanks, Michal – awesome work,” the email read.

Managing Director Martin Smith said this result was due to great teamwork and coordination. “Christmas gifts make up the bulk of our business at this time of year. We pride ourselves on offering the best logistical support to our clients who entrust us with getting their parcels to their door.”

Smith explained that parcel deliveries to the Scottish Islands were challenging most of the time. There are several factors when delivering around the islands, such as the remoteness and weather conditions. The fact that this was speedily coordinated and arranged only days before Christmas shows we don’t just deliver parcels, we deliver smiles!

This comes after the company announced they would use a four-wheel truck to deliver UPS parcels to remote locations across Aberdeenshire.

Last month a good samaritan courier driver helped ‘rescue’ an elderly woman whose car broke down on a flooded road near Laurencekirk in Scotland.

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