WORK is about to start on the "decommissioning" of the former Barclays branch in Dunfermline.

The bank, which closed the doors on August 18, got the go-ahead from Fife Council to make changes to the premises at 133 High Street.

Barclays announced in May that Dunfermline would be one of 110 branches to close in 2023.

A council report said: "These works include the removal of the existing ATM machine and installation of replacement glazing and various minor works, including the removal of the existing signage and installing a plate to seal the existing post box."

A CCTV camera and alarm box will also be removed.

Announcing the closure, Barclays had said the majority of customers were now "choosing online banking" and they were looking for "new ways" to support them by "maintaining our community presence".

Dunfermline Press: Barclays Bank announced in May that their branch in Dunfermline was to close.Barclays Bank announced in May that their branch in Dunfermline was to close. (Image: Newsquest)

A spokesperson said: "In Dunfermline we plan to open a Barclays Local, a pop-up cashless banking site where customers can meet a colleague face-to-face for banking support, as they would in a branch and without the need to travel.

"We are currently working with the local community to identify a suitable location and will announce details once confirmed."

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Barclays said that customers can withdraw and pay in cash to their accounts by visiting any post office, the nearest would be along the High Street at WH Smith.

It's been reported that they will, by the end of the year, have shut 1,070 bank branches since 2015.

Last year they axed 184.

Before Barclays got planning permission for a change of use in August 2013, the High Street unit was a T-Mobile shop.