Historylinks Year: 2014
An article published in the 'Village craic' section of the Northern Times of Friday 4 July 2014, recording the opening of Embo's new outreach post office service established in the community shop. Dornoch sub postmaster Graham Sawyer is running the service in the community shop on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 1p.m. The accompanying colour photograph shows shop volunteer Jill Jessop with Graham Sawyer at the tape cutting ceremony on 19th June 2014. The outreach service and community shop replace the former village post office and convenience store run for 15 years by Dave Hannibal who retired at the end of March 2014. Residents of Embo feared they would be left without both services but the local development group Embo Trust rallied community support, with the village football team agreeing the conversion of their committee room in the Football Pavilion into a shop and post office. The long term plan is to locate the community shop in the former Embo Primary School which is under renovation.
Picture added on 03 October 2014 at 11:52