St Monans postmaster Peter Marr may be retiring but he is far from shy - in fact, he has been a stalwart figure in his home village for decades.
When he puts the closed sign up in the Shore Street post office for the last time this summer, he will be sad to say goodbye to the customers he has served for nearly 40 years but is equally looking forward to having time to travel and enjoy his hobbies.
Travelled figured highly in his previous career as a meteorologist with the Met Office.
After postings at RAF Kinloss and then to Shanwell at Tayport, came the more exotic locations of Libya and Maldives.
“We were in Libya for about three years until Gaddafi threw the RAF out,” Peter (74) recalled.
Born and bred ‘Sminnens’, he was delighted to get the chance to return to the village and run the post office in 1977.
Well-known in the community, Peter was involved in the Scouts for many years.
He and wife Myra have two sons and a daughter.
“I would like to thank everyone from St Monans, Elie and the surrounding area for the support they have given to me over the years,” he said.