World's oldest post office starts 2015 with a new owner

Sanquhar Post Office has been open for more than 300 years Credit: ITV Border News

The world's oldest post office is set to have a new owner in the New Year.

The post office, in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, is more than 300-years-old, will be taken over by postal historian Dr Manzoor Alam.

He will become the 16th postmaster to run the branch since it opened in 1712.

The post office, in Sanquhar. Credit: ITV Border News