A new Post Office in Tarland, to replace the one closed last year, will open at it’s new location in the village square on Tuesday (May 28).
The branch closed temporarily in February 2012 and the new Post Office will be opened in Tarland Toyshop in The Square, along the street from its previous location.
In correspondence seen by the Piper between a village resident and the Post Office, the group said public opinion was very much for the opening: “I received a very small number of comments from customers during the consultation period, all in support of the move as customers welcomed the longer opening times and improved parking that would be available at the proposed location.
“I was pleased to learn of customers support and we are delighted that the Tarland branch is part of the modernisation plans for our network, offering Post Office services that will meet customer needs whilst helping to provide future sustainability.
“The new local style Post Office will operate from an open plan till, located at the shop counter, enabling customers to carry out a wide range of Post Office products and services alongside retail transactions.”
Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside Councillor Katrina Farquhar supported the move: “It is a service the community have really missed and everyone is delighted that at last after a year we are finally going to get our Post Office back. Everyone is going to do there best to use it as much as they can to ensure it stays in the village.”
The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches.