The permanent closure of a Perthshire bank branch has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Clydesdale Bank in Crieff was initially set to shut its doors in June, but this has been suspended following an announcement by Virgin Money.
But the bank was unable to confirm a new date for the closure of the branch.
Group Business Transformation Officer at Virgin Money UK, Lucy Dimes said: “Our primary focus is on supporting our customers and protecting our colleagues during this challenging time.
“As a result of the impact of Coronavirus in the UK, we have decided not to proceed with the integration changes we announced in February.”
The announcement was welcomed by Scottish Conservative MSP for the Mid Scotland and Fife regious, Liz Smith, who said the bank has “acknowledged” the pandemic in their decision making.
She said: “I welcome this announcement as it means Crieff will still have a Clydesdale Bank branch in the town at this difficult time.
“The branch was previously set to close in June so I’m sure local residents will welcome this announcement.
“We are living in unprecedented times due to Covid-19 so it is good to hear that the Clydesdale Bank has acknowledged this crisis in their decision to keep the Crieff branch open until further notice.”