THE former Royal Bank of Scotland building in Kilwinning could be yours for just £85,000 as it goes up for auction this week.

Despite protests, petitions and pleas to RBS bosses, the bank shut earlier this year alongside its counterparts in Saltcoats and the Garnock Valley, first revealed by our sister paper the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald.

Now you could snap up the vast space in prime retail location for less than £100,000 as it goes up for auction in Edinburgh this Thursday.

The 454 square metre building was mooted for closure along with numerous other RBS branches back at the end of 2017 and looks like it will be sold, despite calls from the Leader of North Ayrshire Council to hand the building over to the community.

Back in January, Councillor Joe Cullinane met with RBS bosses alongside the other three councillors from Kilwinning and said afterwards: “RBS do not need the money from selling the building. That much is clear. Why not make it their starting point and commit to working with the community to secure community ownership and the delivery of a service that the community wants and needs.”

The auction will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Edinburgh at 2pm as lot 18 in SVA Property Auctions’ latest sale.

It is understood that the building failed to sell at a previous auction in the capital but didn’t receive a single bid.

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