Months after closing branches in the villages, the Post Office are introducing a temporary Mobile Post Office service to restore services to the Tarbolton and Kirkoswald communities.

The Postmaster from Dalrymple Post Office currently operates the mobile service in the surrounding area and is willing to extend Post Office services to the communities of Kirkoswald and Tarbolton.

The arrangement is a temporary one, say the Post Office, whilst a more permanent solution is being sought.

It will visit Kirklands House and Garden carpark, 72 Main Road, Kirkoswald, every Tuesday from 2.30 – 3.30pm.

The Tarbolton Mobile service will stop outside SPAR, 59 Montgomerie Street on a Wednesday from 9 - 11am and Friday 11am – 12.30pm.

Rankinston mobile post office service will now visit on a Monday and Tuesday: 9 – 11am and Thursday:

9 -10.20am as a result of the new arrangement.

Angela Smith, Post Office Network Provision Lead said: “We are delighted to be restoring Post Office service to Tarbolton and Kirkoswald with a Mobile Post Office whilst we continue to look for permanent solutions.”

Post Office chiefs have also said that they’re to cancel one mobile service in Kirkmichael

A spokesperson said: “We have reviewed the Kirkmichael Mobile Services and their customer usage and based on the customer usage, Kirkmichael 1 Mobile Service is due to cease as of Tuesday, April 20.

“However, we will continue to provide a Mobile Service at Kirkmichael 2 Mobile Service which is operated from 3 Patna Road, Kirkmichael, Maybole, KA19 7PJ, Monday: 2.40 – 4pm; Thursday: 2 – 3pm.”