A specially designed rainbow postbox is being displayed at the Scottish Parliament over the next two weeks.
Royal Mail is showcasing its ‘Pride Postbox’ at Holyrood in an effort to demonstrate that it puts equality and diversity at the heart of its business.
The postbox was unveiled by Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP and Kezia Dugdale MSP, who will also host a reception for politicians on the company’s diversity policy.
Ken Macintosh said:
“I am delighted that we have swapped our usual postbox for something rather more colourful to show our support for LGBTQI rights. As a Parliament, we celebrate diversity and strive for equality and this is a visual reminder of these important values. The Pride Postbox will be a fully functioning postbox during its time at Holyrood and I’m sure our MSP’s, staff and visitors will enjoy using it!”
Rhoda Grant MSP, also present at the unveiling, added:
“It is extremely positive that the Royal Mail are installing the Pride Postbox in the Scottish Parliament over the next fortnight, and I’m delighted to be supporting this display of diversity.”
Royal Mail have trained almost 1000 managers on diversity issues in 2016-17 and an additional 3560 frontline managers completed online training to support diversity in the workplace.
The Pride Postbox has already been on display at Westminster and Buckingham Palace and featured at Pride events in Manchester, London and Glasgow.