The announcement today that the Castlebay Branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland has been saved is good news for the people of Barra says local MP Angus Brendan MacNeil.

Mr MacNeil has been at the forefront of the campaign to save the Castlebay Branch and secured and hosted a visit to Barra by the Economic Secretary to HM Treasury, John Glen MP.

Commenting Angus said:

“This is indeed very good news for the Isle of Barra and a victory for common sense.

“I am pleased that the Johnston Carmichael review agreed that there are exceptional circumstances in Barra which means that this branch should remain open and that the RBS have accepted this recommendation.”

“I am delighted for RBS customers and the staff in Barra who provide such a valuable service.  A cloud has been lifted from the island economy and now visitors and locals alike will keep proper bank services on Barra.”Angus RBS Castlebay branch