Shake-up for Royal Mail offices in Bishopbriggs?

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Royal Mail delivery operations in Bishopbriggs could move to Kirkintilloch.

The company is reviewing the Bishopbriggs delivery office at Cross Court and is exploring moving the operation to Kirkintilloch delivery office.

The Herald recently reported on similar plans to move Kilsyth operations to Kirkintilloch.

If the Bishopbriggs move goes ahead, Royal Mail said it does not anticipate there will be any job losses.

However, one concerned resident said: “The Kirkintilloch office is not near a bus drop off. Elderly people would find this difficult, especially if they do not have their own transport. It would be all but impossible in winter.”

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: “We are currently undertaking a review looking at whether we could relocate our operation in Bishopbriggs to Kirkintilloch delivery office, Campsie Road.

“This is part of the overall programme of transforming and modernising our delivery operations. No decision has been made to relocate Bishopbriggs delivery office.”

Faced with declining letter volumes and increasing parcel volumes, Royal Mail say they must constantly review how delivery operations are managed.

Royal Mail added that it will “carefully consider the needs of our customers in Bishopbriggs” and if it decides to relocate the Bishopbriggs office, it does not anticipate there will be any job losses.

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