18-11-09 Shutters Down at Balchrick PO
[Post Office at Balchrick, near Kinlochbervie. Thanks to IceWharfJames]It was a sad day for Balchrick last Thursday as its tiny Post Office closed it's doors.

Sub-Post Mistress Bridget Graham has operated the Post Office for 30 years but has now retired.

There has been a Post Office at Balchrick since the 1930s when the area was a thriving crofting community with a much greater population.

For the time being the nearest alternative Post Office is four miles away in Kinlochbervie.

Royal Mail assure us the closure is only temporary but with Post Offices closing all over the country it remains to be seen whether the shutters have come down at Balchrick PO for the last time.

It is hoped that another local person will come forward to take up the challenge.

Anyone interested should contact the Post Office.
(Thanks to IceWharfJames @ Flickr for the use of the photo.)

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