Inveraray will have a new-style local Post Office this spring, and Alan Reid MP has welcomed the news that the town will keep this vital service with increased opening hours - a move which received no objections from customers.
The changeover is planned to be seamless; on March 11 the new branch at the Londis Store at the Arch Filling Station will open as the other closes.
Mr Reid, MP for Argyll and Bute said: "I’m pleased that, although the existing post office is to close, Inveraray will still have a post office. Post Office Ltd told me that during the required consultation period into the proposed move there were no objections to the move from customers or local representatives.
People still will be able to tax their cars at the new post office and Post Office Ltd said the move and new local style will ensure the "long-term viability and future sustainability for the branch”.
The Londis store will undergo alterations to provide the new-style Local Post Office service, which takes place in its own dedicated section at the same counter as the rest of the business.
The Post Office says that before the new branch opens, work will be carried out at the entrance to the store to provide level access for customers. Inside, the new branch will be in line with Post Office specifications, making sure there is sufficient space for the new style local Post Office to operate alongside the shop and petrol station.