Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser has joined with local councillors Dennis Melloy and Colin Stewart to welcome the reopening of Scone Post Office following its abrupt closure at the end of April.
The branch is set to reopen on the 15th of May offering the same facilities, opening hours and services.
However, the branch will now be run by a temporary post master with the Post Office working towards a long-term solution.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“This is good news for Scone residents who will have been without a post office for nearly a month by the time it reopens next week.
“Post Office officials have worked hard to attract a temporary agent whilst they look to provide a long-term solution.
“Ultimately, the Post Office provides a number of vital services for residents and it is important that a permanent solution can be found in Scone and crucial that this is done quickly.”
Commenting, Provost and Strathmore Ward Cllr, Dennis Melloy said:
“This is welcome news and I am sure that many people across Scone will be happy that a solution has been found, albeit a short-term one.
“What we need going forward are assurances from the Post Office that a long-term service will continue to be provided in Scone and I will continue to press their officials on this.”
Commenting, Strathmore Ward Cllr, Colin Stewart said;
“It is important that Scone residents continue to benefit from access to Post Office services.
“In recent years the Post Office has won contracts to provide a range of services, from driving license renewal to banking, and it is vital that people in Scone, particularly elderly residents and local businesses, are able to conveniently access them.
“Whilst this is obviously good news we must not lose sight of the fact that this isn’t a long-term solution and I hope that a permanent postmaster can be sourced.”