By John Glenday | Reporter

October 30, 2015 | 1 min read

The Royal Bank of Scotland has suffered a Halloween backlash after a light hearted social media campaign trumpeting supposed spooky goings on at one of its Highland branches was set upon by a crowd of angry townspeople.

Irate customers accuse the bank of abandoning remote communities by green lighting a series of branch closures, littering the landscape with old abandoned buildings and turning communities into ‘ghost towns’.

The social media campaign took the form of a 1950’s B-movie on its Facebook page suggesting that an historic branch in Fort William was haunted with terrified staff reporting strange goings on within.

However one unhappy customer, Debbie Moir, retorted: “This is not voices from the past but a warning of the future.

“Look out Fort William, they will be closing your branch shortly just like they closed the one in Dufftown.”

RBS has been hammered for going back on its 2010 promise not to close branches if they were ‘the last bank in town’. Instead RBS has led branch closures throughout the UK, accounting for a third of all closures over the past year.

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