The Edinburgh Assay Office, which closed its doors on March 24 in response to government guidelines on social distancing, will re-open from today (April 28).
For the last two weeks the Assay Office has been working internally to modify its hallmarking process and building layout in order to serve the trade, while complying with government guidance on social distancing in the workplace.
After a successful week-long closed door trial with volunteer staff, the office will now resume a hallmarking service.
The office will be open daily for deliveries by courier and post from 8.30am-2pm and will receive goods from customers directly over the counter only by prior appointment.
Assay Master and chief executive officer, Scott Walter, remarks: “I’m extremely proud of our team of volunteers who have worked so hard to help us return to an operational state and I look forward to building on our initial service as we go forward.
“I’m grateful to all of our customers for their patience and their understanding during these difficult times. I know they are all facing the same problems we are, and I hope that our return to an operational service, all be it a limited one, will help support them”.
Customers wishing to visit the Assay office are advised to contact the Office in advance.