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The old post office on Commercial Street. Photo: Shetland News

THE VACANT former Post Office building on Lerwick’s Commercial Street is to be re-used as a new collection point for parcels – offering more accessibility for the public.

Work on redeveloping the building is expected to be completed by the end of July.

The former Post Office building – which is owned by the Royal Mail – has been vacant since services moved to Conochies around two years ago in a somewhat controversial move.

At the moment people needing to collect parcels which were unable to be delivered have to go into a small room next door.

But that room is set to be taken down to expand the adjoining sorting office for mail workers, with the former post office becoming new the customer service point.

People can usually post certain items as well at these customer points, such as pre-paid deliveries. More information can be found here.

A Royal Mail spokesperson told Shetland News: “We will be redeveloping the former Post Office counter as a new Royal Mail customer service point.

“This will be larger than the public office that we currently have at our delivery office at the same site, and will be more accessible for customers who are collecting parcels.

“Work on this redevelopment is expected to start in May and to have been completed by the end of July.”

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