POLITICIANS have hit out at plans to shut two Aberdeen banks.
The proposal by Bank of Scotland will lead to the closure of the University of Aberdeen and Mile End branches by April next year.
Bosses insist that both sites have a “very low number” of customers.
But councillors and a city MSP disagree – and have written to the organisation demanding answers.
Aberdeen Central member Kevin Stewart branded the decision “bizarre”.
He said: “It seems to me that Mile End branch is very well used and although Queens Cross branch is less than a mile away, it will not be easy for older folk to walk that distance.”
Midstocket and Rosemount SNP councillor Alex Nicoll and Hazlehead member Ross Thomson also hit out at the decision.
A Bank of Scotland spokeswoman said 93% of Mile End customers already use other branches and channels to do their banking, while the same applies for 88% of customers at the university branch.
She added both banks had experienced reductions in counter use of more than 30% in the last 12 months.