Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) has raised concerns over the potential impact of the future privatisation of Royal Mail.
Mr Beattie said: “I am very concerned about the impact that privatising Royal Mail will have.
“Others have already highlighted the effect that it may have on our rural communities like the Borders and the Highlands and Islands.
“The UK Government is ignoring the concerns that people are raising about increased prices, lowering quality of service and potentially a lack of service in the rural areas.
“I am outraged that the UK Government is continuing to press ahead with this ridiculous decision when in actual fact 93 per cent of Scots are satisfied with the service that Royal Mail provides.”