Burntisland finally gets permanent Post Office again

Councillor Susan Leslie with Maria Nawaz, new operator of the Burntisland post office.
Councillor Susan Leslie with Maria Nawaz, new operator of the Burntisland post office.

Burntisland residents can look forward to having a permanent, full-time post office in the town for the first time in months.

The news came as Councillor Susan Leslie welcomed Burntisland’s new Post Office operator Maria Nawaz to the town on Friday.

“I am delighted to welcome Maria and her family to Burntisland and to hear about her plans for the business,” said Cllr Leslie.

She said that difficulties with the previous operator and the curtailed hours had been a long running cause for concern, and she has spent many months in contact with the Post Office to try to resolve the situation.

Maria has moved with her young family to the town to devote time to her new business venture.

“I intend to move to seven day opening as soon as I can,” she explained.

“We will be stocking stationery and cards as well as operating all post office services and the sale of Lottery tickets. I want to offer good quality products as well as an excellent post office service.

“We have spent holidays here in Burntisland and we are now really enjoying living and working in the town.”

Cllr Leslie added: “We have waited a long time to resolve the issues with Burntisland post office, so it is great to hear that Maria and her family are so committed to the town. I hope that residents will support the new service.”