KFC is hoping to open an outlet in Galashiels, by the end of 2020.

Bosses at the fast-food chain have highlighted 536 possible locations for future shops.

And Gala has been identified for a future drive-thru restaurant.

A spokesman for the company said: "We have bold ambitions to have over 1,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020.

"We are looking to build over 50 new stores a year."

KFC was first introduced to the UK in 1965 with its first branch in Preston, but today it operates 850 outlets across the country.

However, the chain currently does not have any stores in the Borders.