Opening date for new Kirkcaldy post office

Kirkcaldy's new post office will open its doors next Friday, February 26 at 1pm.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18th February 2016, 4:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2016, 5:04 pm
Kirkcaldy's new post office
Kirkcaldy's new post office

The premises at 206 High Street, will have five counters with both open plan and screened positions, and is designed to ensure easy access and adequate space for customers using a wheelchair.

The branch will open from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday; 8am to 5.30pm on Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday. The opening hours will increase by 15 hours a week to cater for customer needs, with earlier weekday opening, later closing, a Saturday afternoon and Sunday service, and full post officer services will be provided, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals.

Other services include withdrawals using a Post Office Card Account, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

The present temporary post office at Unit 13, The Postings will close at 1pm on Thursday, February 25, when services will transfer to the new branch. During the short period before the new branch opens services can be accesses at Linktown Post Office, 221 Links Street or Sauchenbush Post Office, 93 Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy.

Simon Drinkwater, regional manager said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.

“We are confident that this vibrant new-style post office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future.”