Post Office bosses have confirmed with Jackson Carlaw MSP that they are actively working to find a solution that can restore postal services to Clarkston after the postmaster at Sheddens resigned.
In an e-mail to the Eastwood MSP, the Post Office have said they are looking to find out if there are any potential new agents who would consider taking on the postmaster role following the resignation of McColls and the opportunity is being advertised on their website.
The Post Office are also assessing what other possible options might be available in returning postal services to the local area.
This includes the possibility of putting in place a mobile solution for nearby villages and towns and assessing whether there is scope to establish a Post Office branch or outreach.
Eastwood has experienced a number of post office closures in recent years including twice at Sheddens, The Avenue, Broomvale and Eaglesham.
Mr Carlaw has made representations to the Post Office to express his serious concern at the reduction of postal services in Eastwood and emphasised that finding a solution to the closure at Sheddens must be treated as a matter of priority.
Postal services at Sheddens are to cease from 8pm on Sunday 6th September.
Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood said:
"The removal of postal services at Sheddens is even more disappointing when considering the local area went for more than a year without a functioning Post Office before services were restored in 2018.
"I have made clear to the Post Office my concern about the latest closure at Sheddens and stressed how important it is for a solution to be found at the earliest possible opportunity.
"The Post Office have now confirmed with me that they are exploring a number of possible options to try and return postal services to the local area and these efforts must be pursued as a matter of priority.
"Eastwood has suffered greatly from a reduction in Post Office services over the past number of years and Eaglesham, the Avenue and Broomvale have been left without a postmaster for considerable periods of time.
"It's also important that these long-standing closures are not forgotten about and I will continue to fight for a return of the postal services lost to Eastwood in recent years."