For immediate release:


Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey and Rutherglen South Councillor Carol Nugent are to meet with representatives of the Bank of Scotland to discuss the proposed closure of the branch in Burnside.

Scheduled for the 10th December, the elected representatives are to hold discussions in Rutherglen with the bank’s local director and a member of their public affairs team.

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging constituents to get in touch with her office should people wish to discuss how the closure could affect them. The MSP and Cllr Nugent will then highlight some of the testimonies directly with the bank.

As the Rutherglen Reformer reported on the 21st November, the Bank of Scotland plan to close their Burnside store in February next year.

Clare Haughey MSP highlighted the proposed closure of the Burnside branch in the Scottish Parliament last week.

Commenting, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“The Bank of Scotland has agreed to meet with me and Cllr Carol Nugent to discuss our serious concerns regarding the proposed closure. As a customer of the Burnside branch myself, I know just how devastating this will be for my constituents and local businesses.

“In advance of our meeting on the 10th December, I would welcome constituents who use the bank to get in touch with me to let me know how any closure would affect them. We want to present Bank of Scotland with as strong a case as possible for keeping the branch in Burnside open.

Cllr Carol Nugent added:

“It is inconceivable that Burnside’s Bank of Scotland branch could close. After the Royal Bank of Scotland’s closure last year, this would leave our local community without a proper banking service.

“The bank’s proposal is completely unacceptable, particularly for my elderly constituents who are customers, and I will be making this clear to the Bank of Scotland at our meeting.”

Clare Haughey MSP can be contacted on 0141 561 5131, or by email at



Transcript of Clare Haughey MSP’s intervention in a debate on the proposed bank closures:


Date published: 29th November 2018

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