THE end is in sight for the soon-to-close Bank of Scotland branch in Jedburgh after a planning bid was submitted this week.

Planning permission is being sought from Scottish Borders Council to remove the external signage and branding, and to replace the ATM with glass at the 40 High Street facility.

Bank of Scotland announced earlier this year that its branches in Duns, Jedburgh, Newcastleton, and Eyemouth were to close between October of this year and February 2024.

A submission with the planning bid says: “We are due to commence the decommissioning of Bank of Scotland in Jedburgh on February 15 next year.

“The external works are removal of the signage and branding around the building and to make good the holes to suit the existing finish, to remove the external ATM from the window and replace the glass to suit existing finish, including glass thickness and framing.

“Internal works are removal of everything from the building that is not fixed to leave the premises empty ready for the sale of the building.”

When the decision to close the branch was announced earlier this year, MP John Lamont said that "banks must treat Borders residents better". 

The Conservative member added: "This is worrying news for people in the Borders who need to use local bank services in-person.

"These closures will make life harder for many residents in Duns, Eyemouth, Jedburgh and Newcastleton."