Closure of Isle of Barra's last bank to go ahead

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RBS has ruled out revisiting its plan to close its branch on Barra - the island's last bank.

Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil had called on the bank to reconsider shutting the branch in Castlebay.

RBS did change its mind on removing the ATM at the bank, but has reaffirmed its decision to close the rest of the site in a response to Mr MacNeil.

Islanders' nearest bank is 24.7 miles (39.7km) away in Lochboisdale on South Uist.

The journey involves taking an hour-long ferry trip and then driving for about 30 minutes.

A total of 62 RBS branches…