Bank Of Scotland Clarkston Branch Closure
This morning, I raised the announcement by Bank of Scotland that they intend close their branch in Clarkston, meaning another situation where a community faces the closure of the last bank branch in town.
Leaving no banks within communities has a particularly detrimental impact on older people, those who are less mobile, and local businesses. I would like the UK Government to support a discussion on how we might reverse this damaging trend. (You can see in the video that I'm a bit confused by the Minister's comments about rural communities in his response).
In the meantime, I have sought an urgent meeting with the Bank of Scotland, so I can press the case for this bank to remain open, and I hope to have this discussion with them tomorrow.