SNP MSP for Coatbridge & Chryston Fulton MacGregor is planning a national day of action, as part of the latest stage of the campaign to prevent RBS bank branch closures across Scotland.
SNP MPs, MSPs, and community campaigners will gather in towns across the country on Saturday 10th March, to collect petition signatures, and pile further pressure on RBS chiefs to halt their “damaging and misguided” plans to shut down 62 Scottish branches.
Last week, RBS announced a reprieve for ten of the most remote branches, after direct talks with SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford. The SNP welcomed the move but warned it did not go nearly far enough and pledged the campaign to save the remaining branches would continue.
Commenting, SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor said:
“The Stepps RBS branch truly is integral to the community and can be a lifeline to many.
“The impact of the closure will be felt by the most vulnerable and I am concerned that RBS appear to be showing a disloyalty to their customers who they should value.
“I am also deeply concerned at the prospective loss of jobs for those employed both at the Stepps branch and the others facing closure, which is why I am planning this day of action.”