More bank closures to hit south of Scotland

Lloyds Bank has announced nine closures in the south of Scotland. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

Further bank closures have been announced across the UK by Lloyds Banking Group, and many rural branches in the south of Scotland are set to be axed.

In total 100 branches will be closed between July and October, including 24 Bank of Scotland branches.

The following banks in Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders will be closed:

  • Coldstream

  • Dalbeattie

  • Dalry

  • Gatehouse of Fleet

  • Lauder

  • Newtown St Boswells

  • Port William

  • West Linton

  • Wigtown

In England 54 Lloyds and 22 Halifax branches will be closed, but none of the branches that will be axed are in Cumbria.

The Unite Union has criticised Lloyds Bank, as more than 200 jobs are set to be lost.

A spokesperson for Lloyds said the closures were due to more people banking online, and fewer going in to their local branches.