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The Main Post Office, Gairloch

Here the mail for the parish of Gairloch is sorted and distributed. Irene Lamb, the present postmistress, also runs the adjacent art gallery, with her artist husband, Les.

The Main Post Office, Gairloch - Interior

Pictured, are Irene Lamb, postmistress and the postal deliverers, Roddie MacKenzie (Port Henderson), Jamie Johnson (South Erradale) and Alison Campbell (Opinan).

The Main Post Office, Gairloch - Exterior

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Post Office, Badachro

Mr. Dingwall, jr., who was the local postman, used this corrugated iron building, next to the road. It had previously been the tailor’s shop. The building, at the head of the bay, was the Post Office much used by fishermen from visiting boats to send telegrams regarding their catches. Earlier it had been the smiddy.

Post Office, Badachro

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Old Post Office and Steading, Opinan

The post office was attached to the end of the house. The last postmistress was Mrs Isobel Macpherson who took over from her father Mr Hector MacKenzie. She retired c.1949. Mr. Hector MacKenzie ran a co-operative from the house and supplied oatmeal, flour, clothing and flannel to make clothes. (Maggie MacKenzie, Sunnyside, Gairloch.)

Old Post Office and Steading, Opinan

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Post Office, Opinan

Post Mistress, Mrs Alison Campbell. The Post Office is open Monday to Thursday from 4-5 pm. This building has served as the local post office since 1949 and was at that time run by Alison’s father, John MacKenzie, until his retirement.

Post Office, Opinan

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Post Office, Melvaig

The Post Office is run from the home of the Post Mistress Ann Nash.

Post Office, Melvaig

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