Weird Deliveries Keeps Eagle Couriers In The Headlines

by Aimee Lawrence

Friday, September 30th, 2011

STV Edinburgh online

 

Eagle Couriers receive valuable PR Scotland after lifting the lid on their most unusual deliveries.

From sperm to sick parrots-Eagle couriers have it covered.  They have been operating across the nation since 1985 and in that time have seen their fare share of outlandish items for delivery.

Jerry Stewart, director of Eagle Couriers, said: “It’s fair to say that we have delivered a real variety of unusual packages throughout Britain and beyond, but some stand out.”

Sperm samples were regularly ferried throughout Britain during a 13 year contract with a pharmaceutical company.

Mr Stewart added: “It certainly made the job more interesting. The samples had to be delivered with a level of high priority because, as you might appreciate, they had a very short shelf life.

At the opposite end of the life cycle, the list of bizarre packages includes urns of human ashes, which are increasingly being delivered from crematoria to the homes of the bereaved.

The firm regularly makes deliveries for the National Blood Transfusion Service, The National Library and carries blood samples from dozens of vets to the Royal Dick Veterinary School.

Elsewhere, it has couriered items as diverse as TV scripts, film costumes, death certificates, spare parts for giant diggers, vital telephone exchange components and rare books.

Eagle Couriers are Scotland’s leading independent courier company, operating a fleet of vehicles to fulfil our client’s requirements, locally, in Scotland, throught the UK and across the world. 

The full article appeared on the STV Edinburgh website as was obtained as part of a PR campaign carried out on behalf of the Eagle Couriers by Holyrood Partnership.

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