SCOUTS and Guides in Otley are preparing to start up this year's Christmas card delivery service.

The Otley-only service, which uses its own collection boxes and 25p stamps, is run each year the Otley Parish Scouts and Guides Parents Association.

Nearly 8,000 cards were delivered last year and the group is expecting to be even busier in the run-up to Christmas, 2017.

Stamps will be on sale from the end of November at shops around town, which will also be housing the service's distinctive post boxes.

More details about the participating outlets and cut-off date for posting - usually a week before Christmas Day - will be announced soon via posters and further press announcements.