It’s just a love machine

It’s just a love machine

Spreading the love at Sweetheart Abbey

Postmistress Rekha helped give customers in Dumfries a novel way to share their love for Valentine’s Day.

The mobile branch stops outside Sweetheart Abbey near Dumfries, Scotland, every week day. Customers can access all the usual Post Offices services on the spot – including everyday banking and bill payments. Plus posting letters and parcels and buying stamps.

Sweetheart Abbey is over 700 years old and was quite literally built on love. The abbey was founded by Lady Dervorgilla of Galloway as a tribute to her beloved husband, John Balliol, a noble credited with founding Oxford’s Balliol College. When he died in 1268, she had his heart embalmed and put in an ivory casket, which she carried everywhere. Even to the dinner table. Now that’s devotion!