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Aberdeenshire village set to lose post office

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Rosehearty Post Office, in Aberdeenshire, will close on 22 July after bosses revealed they have so far been unable to recruit someone for the postmaster role.

Post office bosses say they remain hopeful to find a replacement and have said the closure will be “temporary”.

A note to locals reads: “I would like to assure you that we are working hard to keep any period of closure to a minimum and we are currently investigating the options available which will enable us to reinstate a post office service to the local community.

“In exploring this, it is important that any future service is sustainable for the person operating the service, and for Post Office Limited.”

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid told the Press and Journal: “These facilities are a lifeline for places such as Rosehearty, especially for elderly or vulnerable people who struggle to travel elsewhere for these services.

“The closure now means residents face a five-mile round-trip to Sandhaven or a 10-mile round-journey to Fraserburgh to access their nearest post office.”

He added: “As we have seen with Boddam, post offices can be saved and I would encourage anyone who is keen to take over the service to register their interest as soon as they can.”

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