ALDI wants to open a store in Peebles.

The discount supermarket chain said this week it is targeting 20 new shops in Scotland.

And it says it is on the lookout for a suitable site in the Royal Burgh.

Ciaran Aldridge, national property director at Aldi UK, said: “We have been investing in Britain for more than 30 years now, but we know that there are still areas that either do not have an Aldi at all, or that need another store to meet customer demand.

“Shoppers are increasingly looking to get unbeatable prices on their weekly shop without compromising on quality. 

“That’s why, more so than ever, we’re keen to explore all opportunities to open new stores across the country.”

The German company now has 96 stores in Scotland and more than 900 across the UK.