THE Royal Bank of Scotland has been criticised for its decision to halve its mobile service to Lossiemouth.
From May the service will call in at the seaside town just once a week.
This follows last week’s news that the bus will only visit Dufftown once a week as, once the Huntly branch closes, it will be needed to cover communities in that area.
Moray MP Douglas Ross slammed RBS, urging it to reconsider.
He said: "A constituent who went to the mobile banking van today was given a leaflet to say the service will stop coming to Lossiemouth on Fridays.
"This is another blow to local banking in Moray and completely unacceptable.
"People value this mobile service after the bank in Lossiemouth was closed and there have been ongoing problems with the availability of cash in the town's cash machines.
"They are furious at this latest move to reduce the local service.
"We heard recently that the mobile van service in Dufftown is also being reduced to allow the van to cover Huntly. RBS should be enhancing their local service not cutting it.
"Ironically their mobile van is called the Moray Rambler, but they seem more intent on taking it to Aberdeenshire than having it serve our area."
Moray councillor James Allan also spoke out about the decision.
He said: "People in Lossiemouth need local banking facilities. People are fed up with the way they are being treated.
"RBS bosses must listen to what people in Lossiemouth are saying against these plans."