HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 cc6-7

asked the Postmaster General why the postal facilities demanded by the residents above Findhorn Bridge, in Inverness-shire, on the South Bank of the River Findhorn, have been refused; whether the residents on the North Bank of the River Findhorn have a regular post; whether complaints have reached the Department that the post office at Tomatin, situated under the same roof with a building holding a licence for the sale of spirituous liquors, is by the South Bank residents held to be a snare and danger to the persons, generally young, who have to be sent to Tomatin to post and call for letters; and whether, by a small expenditure, the post runner who performs the circuit from Tomatin, by Freeburn and Corrybrough, could overtake a daily delivery in the South Bank district?


The Postmaster General does not feel justified in sanctioning an extension of the post to the South Bank of the River Findhorn, because the letters are very few in number—about three a day only—and the expense necessary would be out of all proportion to the revenue. The residents on the North Bank of that river have a regular post. As regards the post office at Tomatin, no complaints such as those referred to by the hon. Member have reached the Department. The sub-postmistress resides with her brother, who holds a licence for the sale of liquors not to be drunk on the premises. I believe the inhabitants generally are very well satisfied with the management of the office. The last suggestion of the hon. Member is not practicable, on the score of expense.