Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has lambasted Royal Mail for the removal of the postbus service in the North and West.
Mr Gibson was commenting after news that busses which run in Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross are to be axed by Royal Mail after the 16th of April .
Speaking after the announcement MR Gibson said…
"This is a crass announcement from the Royal Mail which was carried out unilaterally and without any consultation with the public. This will further isolate already remote communities and hit the elderly in particularly.
"I find I t galling that the royal mail would take this decision without any consultation. Is this how they are practicing for their private future? Surely it is time for a rethink."
"It is vitally important therefore that Highland Council continue to fund rural transport and that new ways are looked at for providing transport to people in remote and rural areas."