MP hopes solution to Post Office closure can be found

A local MP has expressed his regret at the closure of the Post Office in Kemnay, and said he hoped that new premises can be found.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 2:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 10:50 pm
Kemnay Post Office is located inside the village pharmacy

The Post Office has announced that the local branch on High Street will shut on Thursday, October 4 following the resignation of the post master.

Efforts are being made to reinstate the service so that the local community will not be without a post office for long.

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie has been in contact with the Post Office, who have confirmed the closure should be temporary.

Mr Bowie said: “It is regrettable to hear that the Kemnay branch of the Post Office will be closing next month.

“However, it does sound as if this will be a temporary measure.

“I hope that new premises can be found soon so that people in Kemnay are not without this local service for too long.

“We are seeing a decline in local services across our rural communities in Scotland.

“It is important that post offices, high street banks and other local amenities are maintained wherever possible.”