HARD working staff at Gourock in Amazon are working round the clock to despatch millions of presents in time for Christmas day.

It's all hands on deck at the company's fulfilment centre in Faulds Park as the team expertly handle, wrap and despatch festive treats across the country.

The Tele was invited along to witness the operation as the countdown to Christmas gathers pace.

Gavin Morrison, who is the general manager, says this always the busiest time of year but he is still keen to ensure that his team have time to get into the Christmas spirit.

He said: "The big thing we want to focus on is making it fun.

"We have 91 unique events during December for the employees including things such as 'challenge the general manager' to chess and five-a-side shoot outs.

"We have also been doing lots of charity work such as collecting for the foodbank, and the charity Calum's Cabin had a pop up stall here which raised £500.

"We have a battle of the bands event on Friday, as we have a couple of semi professional musicians here.

"I've also been serving up tea, coffee and shortbread for the day shift and the night shift workers."

Some of the most in-demand presents this year include the Amazon echo dot, a voice-controlled smart speaker, as well as toys such as Lego and pet treats.

Jeanette Adams, from Wemyss Bay, has worked at Amazon for 13 years and says there is a real buzz in the centre during the festive season.

The 72-year-old said: "I enjoy the company and I like the atmosphere.

"There's a great camaraderie among the staff, we're like friends."

Angela Jack, who lives in Skelmorlie, has the important job of organising and gift wrapping millions of presents.

She said: "It's nice to think that you're making someone's Christmas."

This week, P3 pupils from Inverkip Primary School's choir entertained the staff in the canteen with Christmas carols.

The centre will remain busy right up to December 25 as customers can still order same day delivery orders on Christmas Eve.