New Post Office service for Daliburgh

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The Post Office will open a new Post Office ‘local’ service at Daliburgh Post Office, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5SS.

The service, which will launch at 1pm on Friday 27 February, will be provided at a combination counter in the store, where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the till.

The Post Office service will be available during the store’s opening hours, 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday. The opening hours which will increase by an extra 22 hours and 30 minutes a week will ensure that the branch is much more convenient with more choice of when to visit.

The new Daliburgh Post Office will be delighted to welcome customers to the newly refurbished branch. Local residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals.

Other services include withdrawals using a Post Office Card Account, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can also pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

Daliburgh Post Office will have to close at 5:30pm on Wednesday 25 February for the refurbishment to take place. During this short period of closure Post Office services may be accessed from any convenient Post Office branch, including:

Lochboisdale Post Office, The Post Office, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5TH

Balivanich Post Office, Balivanich, Isle Of Benbecula, HS7 5LA

Castlebay Post Office, Pierhead Store, Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, Eileen Siar, HS9 5XD

Anne Clark, Area Manager said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Daliburgh and we are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the community will be popular.

She added: “The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme that is enabling us to continue investing in the Post Office network and to map out a bold growth strategy through to the end of the decade.