Glasgow is Scotland's most romantic city, according to Royal Mail research.
The city has been branded the country's "Capital City of Love" after figures revealed that the biggest increase of posted items happened the day before Valentine's Day last year.
Glaswegians sent 11.7% more mail on February 13 compared with the week before which represents more than an 8% rise above the national average increase of mail at 3.43%.
Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth shared second place by sending 4.1% more post on the same day. They are followed by Aberdeen with an increase of 3.09% in mail volume and Inverness came in fourth with an additional mail volume of 1.81%.
Lord Provost of Glasgow Sadie Docherty said she was not surprised by the research results. She said: "This St Valentine's tale simply proves that the people of Glasgow aren't afraid to express their passions. Our reputation for romance is well known and with the remains of St Valentine's resting in our city we continue to be proud of our association with the patron saint of love."
The Royal Mail analysed its letter volumes in its Scottish mail centres from February 13 2012 in order to discover the country's most loved-up cities and towns.
Scotland's top six romantic towns in the research were Paisley, Motherwell and Kilmarnock with an additional 11.70% volume of mail sent through Glasgow Mail Centre. Kirkcaldy, Galashiels and Falkirk had an additional volume of 4.10% processed through Edinburgh Mail Centre.
Mike Hewitt, manager of Royal Mail's Glasgow Mail Centre, said: "Valentine's Day is one of our busiest times of the year and we would always encourage people to post their cards early, with a full address and postcode, so their messages of love and romance will arrive on time."
Relationship expert Sarah Abell is working with the Royal Mail to encourage people to be more romantic and share their love this Valentine's Day.
She said: "When it comes to expressing your love in words nothing comes close to a handwritten card. Valentine's texts, Facebook messages or e-cards just don't compare."