Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, is calling for local businesses interested in running Post Office services in Dunkeld to make themselves known following the recent shock closure of the current Post Office.
Following the resignation of the Postmaster residents in Dunkeld are left with the option of travelling to nearby Birnam or Murthly to access Post Office services.
The Post Office have a commitment to maintain the current branch network and have no plans to reduce its size unless replacements cannot be found.
Officials from the Post Office have begun the process of writing to local business to notify them of the vacancy and have also advertised the vacancy on their “run a post office” website.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said:
“It is hugely important that high street services like Post Offices and banks are kept open, particularly in rural villages, and I hope a replacement Postmaster can be found in Dunkeld.
“I would encourage local businesses to get in touch with the Post Office if they are interested in running the service in Dunkeld.
“Obviously there will be a gap in Post Office provision in Dunkeld and it is important that this is not used as an excuse to remove services permanently.”