A North-east medical centre has stepped in to save a village post office service.
Crimond, near Fraserburgh, was poised to lose its post office on December 27 when the shop it is currently housed in closes its doors for good.
Scott’s Convenience Store, on Logie Avenue, will shut its doors after more than a decade of trade.
The decision left post bosses, who announced the upcoming closure as “temporary”, with a search on their hands to find where else it could be placed.
But now, just days after the closure plans were made public, the village’s local medical and community centre has said it will take on the service.
Conrad Ritchie, the chairman of the Crimond Charitable Trust which operates the community centre, said the postal service will be run two afternoons a week as a “safeguard”.
He said: “We are happy to confirm that the post office will operate out of the foyer of the building on two afternoons a week starting in February.
“This will safeguard the local post office provision of services for all residents in the area.”