YOUNG people across Inverclyde who help with Christmas deliveries are putting their festive favours on hold this year.

The 70th Greenock and District Scout group and St John's Church Gourock youth organisations have opted to cancel their Christmas postal service in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The service usually covers Gourock and the west end of Greenock.

Scout leader Peter Bennett says the groups hope to be able to offer the service next year, and has thanked customers for their understanding.