NEW life looks set to be breathed into a village’s former bank.

The Bank of Scotland branch on Gullane’s Main Street, part of the village community for more than three decades, was closed two years ago. The bank blamed falling customers numbers for its decision.

Now, however, the building could have specs appeal after Ms T Brighton’s proposals for the building were approved by East Lothian Council.

The building, at Main Street’s junction with Saltcoats Road, would be split into two commercial units, with a new entrance.

Documents within the planning application do not reveal what type of business could move into the former bank.

However, associated images which show two eye test rooms and a sunglasses display board suggest it will become an opticians. There is also a reception and waiting area.

in the larger of the two units.