Following weeks of pressure, representatives from the Clydedale Bank have agreed to meet with Linlithgow MP Michael Connarty to discuss issues surrounding the bank’s local branch, its proposed closure in Linlithgow and repair work that the building urgently needs.
Mr Connarty hopes that this meeting today (Friday) will prove productive and that some clarity can be given on exactly why the bank is moving and what it will mean for the town of Linlithgow and account holders here.
As reported in the Journal and Gazette last week, there is also the issue of substantial outstanding structural deficiencies which may affect the neighbouring buildings.
Householders are in dispute with the Clydesdale Bank and the bank’s landlord, Heron Properties, over who is responsible for carrying out the works.
The bank has written to everyone with accounts held at the Linlithgow branch intimating that from September the branch will close and accounts will be transferred to the Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth branch.