Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said solutions must be found in response to the announcement of another bank branch closure.
The Bank of Scotland facility in Dunoon will shut at the end of this year.
Now Donald Cameron MSP has written to BoS owners Lloyds Banking Group urging a rethink.
And he has also contacted LINK – the organisation behind Post Office Banking Hubs, which allow various banks to set up a physical presence under one roof.
There are three such hubs already in operation in Scotland with more on the way, but none close to Dunoon.
Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron (Scottish Conservative) said:
“In the first instance I will be seeking a meeting with the bank to urge them to reconsider this move.
“I understand banking has changed, but they also need to appreciate they have a social responsibility, not least when it comes to helping elderly and vulnerable customers.
“Failing that, I have also contacted LINK to enquire about a banking hub for this location.
“They appear to have opened across the UK with some success, and there’s no reason why they can’t work here too.
“It may well be that these hubs are the future of physical banking.
“That being the case, this community cannot afford to be left behind.”