NO decisions have been made yet on the future use of the former Post Office on Lerwick’s Commercial Street.
The historic building was vacated in February as Post Office Ltd services moved into newsagents Conochies down the road.
A spokesperson for Post Office Ltd said on Tuesday that no decisions have been made about what the company will now do with the building.
A planning application to remove ‘Post Office’ lettering from the outside of the Commercial Street building, meanwhile, has been withdrawn.
The sign is set to stay on the building at the request of Shetland Islands Council planners due to its age and condition.
A Post Office spokesperson said: “The planning office for Shetland Islands Council has requested that the Post Office sign remains as their research shows that the sign has been in place since at least 1949 and as the historic sign is in good condition, would like it to remain.”
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