A MOBILE Post Office service will begin operating in Sorn next month – but it will only be available for one hour a week.

The new facility will begin serving smaller communities across Ayrshire during the week beginning Monday, February 14.

The mobile facility will be sited at Main Street in the village, outside the previous Post Office – which closed in 2018 – each Wednesday morning, between 10.30am and 11.30am.

The vehicle being used for the service will have an electronic tailgate to allow easy access for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility, while there’s car parking available close to the van’s location.

The mobile service is also being introduced in Fenwick, Annbank, Chapelton and Inverkip.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “We’ve been working hard to identify a solution to restore services locally.

“A mobile service, which is a travelling Post Office aboard a specifically designed vehicle that brings Post Office services and retail products to communities without relying on fixed premises, is a tried and tested way of maintaining service to smaller communities.

“We are therefore pleased to inform you that the postmaster from Johnstone Post Office is willing to run the Mobile service, which presents the best possible solution to restore Post Office services to the above communities.”

The mobile service will be run by a postmaster based in Johnstone, Renfrewshire.