Three Royal Bank of Scotland branches are set to close in North Ayrshire, we can reveal. 

The Kilwinning, Saltcoats and Kilbirnie branches will be shutting in June next year with a number of jobs on the line.

One source said: "There are a lot of unhappy people today after the news was broken."

Back in March, RBS announced that 30 of their stores would be closing, including Prestwick, Girvan and Troon in South Ayrshire and they subsequently shut their doors in October.

A spokesman for RBS said: "We have taken the difficult decision to close the Royal Bank of Scotland Kilwinning, Kilbirnie and Saltcoats branches on the 11th, 5th and 20th June 2018 respectively.

"Since 2012 we have seen the way in which people use the Royal Bank of Scotland Kilwinning, Kilbirnie and Saltcoats branches change dramatically, with now 89 per cent of customers already banking in other ways locally. 

"We are communicating with our customers affected by the closures and proactively contacting vulnerable customers and regular branch users. "

"We have extended the time between announcing our decision and the branch closure to six months; this has been done so that we can ensure our customers have enough time to consider the right banking options for them and to give us time to support them one-to-one during the transition."