Mooning, Noon & Night boss Eddie Thompson has confirmed he held a series of meetings with the Bank of Scotland in recent weeks about providing banking services in his convenience stores in addition to cash machines. He wouldn't provide details of the services planned but hinted they would be tailored to customers living in "outlying rural areas where the local shop is the focal point of the community". A good example of a store begging for such facilities is the recently acquired Torphins store, 12 miles west of Aberdeen, said Thompson. Torphins is a village with a population of just 2,500, and the local bank has just closed. {{NEWS }}