Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth has written to bosses at the Co-op, SPAR, and Greens seeking early discussions about the future of local Post Office services.
It follows announcements earlier this month that the branches in Cadham and Pitteuchar and Markinch would temporarily close as a result of RS McColl’s store closures.
SNP MSP Ms Gilruth has already held talks with Post Office Limited representatives after writing to the company’s chief executive, Nick Read.
She hopes other stores might may be able to accommodate Post Office services for a period of time.
She said: “I understand that the Post Offices in Cadham, Pitteuchar and Markinch were all profitable, so I hope local stores will step up and take on the franchise in order to safeguard services for their communities.
“I have requested early talks with the Co-op in relation to Cadham, SPAR in relation to Pitteuchar, and with Greens in Markinch to encourage them to do just that.”
She said she had been assured the Post Office’s mobile service was being looked at as a stopgap option, but added: “Our local communities need a permanent, in-store solution.”