Revamping rural post offices

the planned revamp of post offices will not necessarily result in any closures, nor will rural sub postmasters be forced to operate new models of post offices but they are free to make the changes if they wish to do so.

South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse (SNP )welcomed a letter from Post Office Ltd tin which they promised that hat “there will be no closures” and it “won’t be pressurising anyone to change to one of the new operating models”.

Mr Wheelhouse said: “This is a welcome commitment from Post Office Ltd that I hope will bring a huge relief to many rural sub postmasters and people across Scotland.

“This means it will be up to individual post sub masters and not be pressurised into undergoing the modernisation.

“But it is still worrying the group is going ahead with its “revamp” which means rural communities still could be affected if the sub postmaster wishes to go ahead with it.

“I agree modernisation needs to be done – but this shouldn’t be to the detriment of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“The SNP is committed to helping our post offices, which is why we have our £1m post office diversification fund to help boost their businesses.

“The letter also said there would be no downgrade in services . I hope Post Office Ltd can keep these promises.”