Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser and Blairgowrie and Glens Councillor, Caroline Shiers, have welcomed the opening of the new Blairgowrie post office during a visit to the Perth Street location.
Following the closure of the post office at the Co-Op the race was on to find someone willing to take on the service and fortunately Sandy Sarwar stepped in, winning the contract to provide the service at his Pricekracker shop.
Mr Sarwar runs two post offices in Dundee and announced that he may look to take on additional staff at his Blairgowrie shop in order to cope with demand.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“After the considerable upheaval of the past few months it is great to see that there is a secure future for the post office in Blairgowrie.
“Sandy knows how to run a post office and I am sure that the new Perth Street location will be both well-used and valued by people in the town.
“With important services exiting the high street at an alarming rate, there was a period when many residents feared for the future of the post office and I know how thankful people are that Sandy stepped in to provide the service.”
Commenting, Blairgowrie and Glens Councillor, Caroline Shiers said:
“The Post Office provides a number of vital everyday services for people across Blairgowrie and it was imperative that residents continue to be served by a post office in the town.
“Sandy has a wealth of experience when it comes to running a post office and is aware of concerns regarding the suitability of his store, but despite this I am sure he will make a success of this venture.
“The future of postal services in the town was an issue of huge concern and I am delighted this is now settled and the service is up and running at Pricekracker. As a matter of urgency I have asked to meet with officers of PKC to review the traffic management in the area around the new Post Office. These have been long standing issues but it is important we look again at pedestrian crossings etc. at the top of Reform Street."