During property maintenance work at the Scotmid Co-operative store in Moredun, the presence of traces of asbestos was identified. While subsequent, independent air tests confirmed these were at a satisfactory level, the store will close with immediate effect whilst a full environmental clean of the store takes place.
Maurissa Fergusson, Head of Scotmid’s Property & Facilities, said: “We have not taken this decision lightly and we are sorry for the inconvenience this causes, not least because the store also acts as a Post Office. However, we will not compromise on the health and safety of staff and customers, which is always our first priority.
“There is a Post Office less than a mile away in Gilmerton as well as several others in neighbouring communities. As an additional option, we have already offered customers a complimentary bus service to our nearest Post Office store in Portobello in order to ensure those less able to get to Gilmerton could continue to do so.”
If you are a customer with a query or require further information concerning complimentary transport to our Post Office store in Portobello, please contact Customer Service on 0131 335 4410.
Update: Please note due to extremely limited interest and uptake in the complimentary minibus service, we have made the decision not to offer the bus service in the New Year.
Customers requiring transport to our Scotmid Post Office store in Portobello are advised to get in touch with our customer services team, who will be happy to arrange this.
Customers are thanked for their patience throughout the process also advised that the new-look store in Moredun is currently undergoing final refit work and is scheduled to reopen in April 2018.