Stamp of approval for modernised post office

The Post Office will open a newly modernised main branch in Fraserburgh early next month.

The service, which will launch at 1pm on Friday, September 12, will be provided from four counters, including two modern open-plan positions, a secure fortress position and a combi-counter, where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the shop’s till.

Customers will be able to access the full range of Post Office and mails services, including international parcels, Special Delivery, Local Collect and home shopping returns.

As the traditional banking network declines, customers for the majority (95%) of UK banks can use their post office for online banking cash deposits and withdrawals and bill payments.

The Post Office service will be available from, 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday.

Fraserburgh Post Office will be delighted to be welcome back customers to their newly refurbished branch.

Local residents and small business customers will be able to access the full range of Post Office services as there will be no lunchtime close on Saturdays.

The open-plan counters will make it easier for customers and staff to talk, and the extra opening hours make it more convenient as people now have more choice as when to visit.

At Fraserburgh Post Office you will be able to do everything from cash withdrawals from a Post Office Card Account, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, paying bills, buying holiday money, getting insurance, mortgages, savings and top up mobile phones.

Fraserburgh Post Office will have to close at 5.30pm on Wednesday, September 3, 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 St Modens Place Post Office and Peterhead Post Office on Prince Street.

Anne Clark, area manager said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Fraserburgh and we are confident that this vibrant modern 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 for the future.”