Local MSP Bruce Crawford has congratulated the local community on their takeover of the Post Office in Doune.
Kilmadock Community Trust have finalised the contractual agreements, following a long application process.
The community hope to make the Post Office self-sustaining with a new business model.
The community has said that the Post Office was likely to close in the future had they not proceeded with the takeover.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“This is great news for the local community. Post Offices continue to play an important role in our day-to-day lives and I am delighted that the community have taken this on in order to maintain these services.
“The new business model will hopefully ensure that the Post Office in Doune is self-sufficient and I commend the efforts from those on the Community Trust in putting this together and pursuing this application in the way that they have.
“I know that it’s been a lengthy process, but this is a very worthwhile achievement.”
SNP Councillor for Trossachs and Teith, Evelyn Tweed added:
“The determination of the local community is what has driven this to be a successful endeavour.
“I understand there is now a lengthy process of training community members up to run and manage the Post Office.
“A lot of work has gone into this and I thoroughly commend all of those from the local community who have been involved.”