A major supermarket development is being planned for Melrose.The Co-operative group want to turn the St Dunstans petrol station and neighbouring 'The Whole Lot' shop into a class one supermarket.
They have lodged a planning application with Scottish Borders Council seeking permission for a partial demolition and a change of use for both premises.
The new supermarket for Melrose will be discussed by planners this Autumn.
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