Lloyds Banking Group (LBG0 announced this morning that it had taken the decision to reverse the planned closure of its’ financial education facility and museum in Edinburgh, known as the Museum on the Mound.

The decision comes after Kezia Dugdale MSP wrote to the Chief Executive asking for LBG to “rethink” the decision, coupled with pressure from local campaigners to keep the unique centre open.

Commenting on the decision Kezia Dugdale MSP said:

“This is a very welcome move from Lloyds Banking Group to reverse its decision to close the Museum on the Mound at the end of the year.

“The Museum on the Mound provides a high quality educational resources for teachers and children from across Scotland as well as housing some of Scotland’s most historic documents, making them available for public viewing.

“Reversing the decision to close the museum was the right one and I applaud Lloyds for listening to the strength of feeling against the closure. This is good news for Edinburgh in terms of tourism and jobs and even better news for the thousands of schools across Scotland who make educational visits each year.”

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