Bank of Scotland closures devastating for local communities

Bank of Scotland and the Lloyds Banking Group have announced its latest plans confirming the closures of three local branches in the North East, in Huntly, Turriff and Tullos (Aberdeen).

The banking firm has announced plans to close 56 branches across the UK, 15 of which are in Scotland.


North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said: “People in our rural communities deserve and depend on access to face-to-face reliable banking. Bank of Scotland promised this would not happen but losing more and more local branches has been devastating for communities.


“The Scottish and UK governments have had years to get to grips with this issue and have done nothing. This is a genuine opportunity to put their differences aside and protect the essentials on Scottish highstreets.


“The Liberal Democrats have long argued that banks could pool resources, create banking hubs and ensure at least one branch in every community can stay open. That’s the right way to treat loyal customers and small businesses. It’s not too late to act.”




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