RBS branch closures: The fightback starts here

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South Street Perth is one of the branches facing closure.

Plans to axe RBS branches across Tayside have met with fury.

The bank, which was given a high profile and expensive bail-out by taxpayers in 2008, is closing 259 branches across the UK including 62 in Scotland.

Almost 700 jobs will be lost.

Branches in Perthshire, Angus and Dundee will be among those to close their doors.

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The Montrose branch of RBS is on the closure list.

Unions called the cuts “savage” as politicians, business leaders and members of the public urged banking bosses to rethink their plans.

The Scottish Government said large parts of the country, particularly rural areas, would be left with limited access to branches, and vulnerable people would be worst affected.

Meanwhile, The Courier is launching its own campaign to save local banks.

For full coverage, see Saturday’s Courier

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