THE Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are set to abandon customers across South Ayrshire when their branches in close in October.

RBS have published their new mobile bank timetable for South East Ayrshire, leaving out Coylton, Dailly, Kirkoswald, Prestwick and Troon and cutting visits to Drongan, Patna and Straiton.

The new timetable is set to begin on Monday, September 11 with the branches in Girvan, Prestwick and Troon closing a month later.

Customers in Drongan and Patna will be forced to do all their banking in a 20 minute slot on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning respectively.

Residents in Coylton, who have 20 minutes a week to do their banking at the moment, will need to travel to Ayr as the mobile branch won't return after Wednesday, September 6.

The move comes just days after RBS announced half year profits of almost £1bn as it prepares to shut over 150 branches across the UK.

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Jeane Freeman has slammed the bank for their “unacceptable” changes. She said: “This new timetable published by RBS shows absolutely no provision for their customers who will already be adversely affected by the closure of their local branch.

“Coylton, Dailly and Kirkoswald residents are to see their access to the mobile branch cut altogether by these plans which appear to have happened without any consultation with the community.

“Once again RBS fails by any measure of customer service. I will be writing to RBS yet again to press them to remember who it is who keep them in business - customers like those in this constituency and to press them to reconsider these substantial cuts to service.

“RBS already fail to provide accessible mobile banking facilities but still have the gall to cut their services even further. This is a terrible way to treat their customers throughout Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley who are already affected by high-handed branch closures.”