RBS Announces Closure of 62 Branches

Royal Bank of Scotland have annouced the closures of 250 branches across the UK, with 62 branches across Scotland - with a loss of more than 700 jobs.

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Royal Bank of Scotland has announced today that it plans to close 1 in 4 RBS branches across Scotland by June next year.

In total, 250 branches face closure across the UK with a loss of over 700 jobs.

For the last six months, RBS has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on an advertising campaign to convince Scots that RBS is not the Royal Bank of Scotland, BUT the Royal Bank for Scotland.

The bank claims that these closures cannot be avoided, but the "catastrophic abandonment of services" will be bridged with mobile van services, new digital services and banking on offer at local Post Offices.

Many rural communities of Scotland rely on RBS to support their businesses and for personal use.

Unite Scotland's Deputy Reigonal Secretary, Mary Alexander said: 

"RBS has forgotten about the many people in food bank Scotland who cannot afford to take the bus to their nearest branch or parents with small children who do not have access to a car.

"Nor do they care much about the elderly or those in poor health who cannot travel any distance to their nearest branch."

Research claims that particularly where the last bank in town closes, local businesses will suffer as customers will pay for travel to access the bank.

Royal Bank of Scotland have annouced the following closures:

Royal Bank of Scotland Branch

Closure Date in 2018
1 Linlithgow 27/06
2 Alloa 19/06
3 Bannockburn 15/05
4 Bridge of Allan 11/06
5 Dunblane 20/05
6 Kinross 25/06
7 Bonnyrigg 24/05
8 Dunbar 30/05
9 Duns 05/06
10 Eyemouth 11/06
11 Hawick 14/06
12 Jedburgh 18/06
13 Melrose 21/06
14 North Berwick 25/06
15 Penicuik 28/06
16 Selkirk 21/05
17 Aberdeen Bridge of Don 17/05
18 Banff 23/05
19 Dyce 31/05
20 Ellon 07/06
21 Huntly 14/06
22 Nairn 21/06
23 Turriff 26/06
24 Comrie 13/06
25 Dundee Stobswell 20/06
26 Montrose 06/06
27 Perth South Street 27/06
28 Aviemore 31/05
29 Beauly 06/06
30 Grantown on Spey 11/06
31 Inverness Queensgate – Business Branch 27/06
32 Tain 20/06
33 Tongue 14/06
34 Wick 17/05
35 Aberfeldy 07/06
36 Castlebay 14/06
37 Inveraray 21/06
38 Kyle 28/06
39 Mallaig 17/05
40 Pitlochry 31/05
41 Annan 25/06
42 Gretna 07/06
43 Langholm 30/05
44 Lockerbie 21/06
45 Glasgow Business Centre 20/06
46 Stepps 20/06
47 Airdrie 24/05
48 Bellshill 11/06
49 Biggar 31/05
50 Carnwath 25/06
51 Douglas Lanarkshire 21/05
52 Larkhall 04/06
53 Lesmahagow 19/06
54 Strathaven 07/06
55 Tannochside 14/06
56 Campbeltown 29/05
57 Kilbirnie 05/06
58 Kilwinning 11/06
59 Renfrew 14/06
60 Rothesay 26/06
61 Saltcoats 20/06
62 Hamilton Cadzow Street 28/06




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