A BID to ensure a cash machine remains in place when the last bank in Dunbar closes its doors looks to have fallen on deaf ears.

Bank of Scotland confirmed earlier this summer that it would be closing its High Street branch in May next year.

Plans  to remove the cash machine from outside the building have also been revealed. Pippa Swan, chairwoman of Dunbar Community Council, had already been in discussions with Link, which manages the bank terminals.

According to Mrs Swan, an assessment of cash machine provision in Dunbar found that existing facilities, such as those at the town’s Asda store and Morrisons Daily, on High Street, were sufficient.

She said: “It looks like that ATM (automated teller machine) will go.”