A major bank will close 45 branches, including four Bank of Scotland sites.

Lloyds Banking Group is closing 22 Halifax branches, 19 Lloyds branches and four in the Bank of Scotland business.

They stressed that all affected branch staff will be offered other roles at another branch or in a different part of the business, with no compulsory redundancies planned.

The following Bank of Scotland branches are set to be shuttered:

Glasgow - Byres Road - March 21

Tarbert - Harbour Street - April 29

Bowmore - Shore Street - May 8

Helensburgh - Shore Road - August 15

A Lloyds Banking Group spokesperson said: “The way customers choose to bank with us has changed rapidly in recent years, and we now offer a wide range of options for their everyday banking needs.

“This includes our mobile app, online and over the phone.

“Customers can also bank with us through the Post Office, in a Banking Hub, or by speaking to a Community Banker.”