Dundee post office reopens after odour issue

Nisa in Gray Street, Broughty Ferry

Broughty Ferry’s beleaguered post office has reopened following complaints about a foul smell inside the shop.

The temporary branch, set up after the local Nisa store closed a year ago, was closed on Tuesday, forcing customers to travel to Craigiebank or Barnhill.

Officials told Ferry councillor Craig Duncan that the closure was due to a “health and hygiene issue” — thought to be a foul odour inside the store.

The store reopened at 10.15am on Wednesday following an examination carried out by Scottish Water assessors and Mr Duncan said that, while pleased to see it reopened, he still had questions over the store’s long-term prospects.

The Gray Street branch has been a temporary measure following the loss of the Nisa store, and with it, the Ferry’s only central post office.

Mr Duncan added: “The process of sorting out a permanent replacement has dragged on for some time but I have been given assurances that the Post Office is committed to making sure that central Broughty Ferry keeps its branch.”

A Scottish Water spokesman said it had carried out a “through investigation”, adding: “The drains in the area were all running clear and no odours were present.”