A GALASHIELS supermarket has won approval from Scottish Borders Council for an upgrade in its lighting system.

Consent has been granted for three 8m high lighting columns alongside a recently approved car park extension at the Aldi store in King Street.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “These proposals will enhance the overall health and safety of the site for customers and staff members alike by ensuring the car park is well-lit during the store’s operational hours.

“In order to further improve the store’s sustainability credentials and align with the majority of other Aldi stores in Scotland, the car park lighting proposed will be timer operated.

“This is a standard process used across the wider Aldi estate and prevents the wastage of electricity during the unoccupied hours of the store.

“Additionally, this system creates less light pollution in and protects the amenity of the surrounding area.”