A BANK which announced the upcoming closure of its Tranent branch has been given the go-ahead to change signs.

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced at the end of last month that the Tranent High Street branch would close on July 27.

The bank – the last of its kind in the town – noted that there was an increase in people using both mobile and online banking, while fewer people were coming through the doors.

Earlier this month, East Lothian Council gave advertising consent to NatWest Group for changes to be made to the site.

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According to the council, advertisement consent was sought for the display of new advertisements on the front of the building.

Changes include “externally illuminated projecting sign, a vinyl ATM tablet sign, an acrylic nameplate, vinyl graphics applied externally to the windows and an externally illuminated fascia sign”.

No objections were made to the proposed changes.

The closure, which has been met with widespread criticism, means the nearest Royal Bank of Scotland branches will be in Haddington and Musselburgh.