A POSTMAN in Ballantrae has received praise from locals recently for his charming approach to his work.

Christmas is a busy time for mail workers but that hasn't stopped Ballantrae's own Darren from keeping a smile on his face during the Christmas rush.

One resident said she had the best postman in the area as he came to the door still smiling last week after being soaked through on a wet and windy morning.

Her neighbours agreed, claiming they had the postman in Ballantrae and his service was first class. All the local dogs even love him.