Lerwick ZE1 0EH - 002849

Closed 23 Oct 2019

Opened 11 Sep 2019

Results updated 8 Jan 2020

Following local public consultation, the letter below confirms our final plans for the branch.




We are proposing to move Lerwick Post Office to the nearby Conochies retail store at 74-78 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0DL where it would be run by our new retail partner.  Services for customers would be unchanged and opening hours would be increased to include Sundays.

This move is part of the continuing modernisation of our branch network.  We believe the most effective way to secure the long term viability of Post Office services in Lerwick is through a carefully selected retail partner, and we are confident that our proposal is the best way of safeguarding services for the community for years to come.  The vast majority of our 11,500 Post Office branches, large and small, are successfully operated in this way with retail partners and we believe this is the best approach to keeping Post Offices in main shopping locations and at the heart of communities where they play an important role in local economies.



Why your views matter

We’re carrying out a local public consultation and we’d like your views on the proposal. We welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans.

What happens next

Thank you for considering our proposal. We will take into account any information and feedback we receive as we finalise our plans for the new branch.


  • Customer Forum - Want to hear more from us about our proposal?

    From 15 Oct 2019 at 15:00 to 15 Oct 2019 at 19:00

    To be held at:
    Shetland Islands Council
    Town Hall
    ZE1 0HB