Bank of Scotland officials have come under fire after a decision to close two banks in Renfrewshire has been branded "disappointing".

Natalie Don MSP, who covers Renfrewshire North and West, has criticised the banking giants for taking the decision and giving "little notice" to the community.

We previously reported how the two branches - one in Bridge of Weir and one in Renfrew - will be closing in July.

Now, the SNP MSP has said that she will be meeting with the Bank of Scotland immediately to discuss the decision and "urge" them to reconsider.

She said: "This is extremely disappointing news for both Bridge of Weir and Renfrew, with little notice given from the Bank of Scotland that they are closing their branches in both communities in July 2024.

“These closures will have an impact on residents and local businesses who rely on in-person banking and will inevitably hit our elderly and vulnerable the hardest, who may not use, or have access to online services or are unable to travel out with their communities to access a bank.

“I will be meeting with the Bank of Scotland immediately to discuss this decision. I will be urging them to reconsider this decision and, at the very least, seeking assurances on any measures they plan to put in place to support their customers.”