Twitter reacts to the reprieve for closure-threatened RBS branches in the north of Scotland

Twitter reacts to four RBS branches in the north of Scotland being given a reprieve from closure

RBS bosses today announced that 10 closure-threatened branches would be spared for now.

Branches in Beauly, Castlebay on Barra, Tongue and Kyle will now remain open until at least the end of the year.

There are six other branches in Scotland that have also been given a partial reprieve, including Biggar, Comrie, Gretna, Inveraray, Melrose and Douglas.

Their use will be reviewed over the next few months.

Previously, 62 branches were earmarked for closure after RBS announced its plans last year.

The news has prompted an outpouring of celebration on Twitter.

With 52 branches still set to close, the news hasn’t been received as well by others, with many expressing their disappointment that more sites had not been saved.


Nine premises in the North and North-east are still planned to close including Banff, Ellon, Huntly, Montrose, Nairn, Dyce, Queensgate Inverness, Turriff and Bridge of Don.