The revamped Inverness Post Office was officially opened yesterday by Highlands & Islands MP Danny Alexander.
He joined staff to celebrate the extensive refurbishment of their branch, which has taken place during the past 14 weeks.
Customers have a new-look branch in Queensgate with new mail counters and three new self-service kiosks to increase services and help reduce waiting times.
There is also a private consultation room where customers can speak to specialist advisors about the Post Office’s range of financial services products, and home phone and broadband services.
Mr Alexander said: “I tried out one of the self-service kiosks myself and it works well. You go to the supermarket now and you are far quicker using them. I guess the time has come for that in post office’s too, and it will make a difference.
“The new post office is a great asset for Inverness and a great investment in the community.”
Inverness Post Office manager, Sally Wilson, said: “Our new self-service kiosks are proving very popular and really help to keep queuing time to a minimum at the main counter. Most mails transactions can be carried out at the new kiosks and customers can also pay bills or top up their mobiles. There is always a member of staff available to give assistance where needed.”