Budget supermarket giant Aldi has announced plans to build a new store in the heart of Dumbarton.

The new shop has been earmarked for Castle Street and would mark Aldi's first outlet in Dumbarton.

The £4.7 million development will deliver 1842sqm units including a sales floor, staff welfare and storage areas and create around 35 local jobs.

Aldi says they will also create new jobs during the construction.

The German discount store will now hold a public consultation on the plans and is welcoming residents to have their say on the bid.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are excited to be announcing our proposals for a new store in Dumbarton.

"We have long strived for a store in Dumbarton, and we are delighted to be bringing these plans forward.

“An Aldi store would bring significant investment of £6 million to the local area, along with around 35 new jobs, whilst supporting other local businesses through our investment in the Scottish food and drink sector.

“I would urge anyone with an interest in the proposals to attend our consultation event and view the plans online.”

The announcement comes ahead of a public consultation event that will take place at the Riverside Parish Church (High St, Dumbarton, G82 1NB) on Wednesday, September 27 between 3pm - 7pm.

The event will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the proposals, ask questions of the project team, and leave feedback.

Up until now, Dumbarton natives would have to travel to Alexandria if they wanted to shop in Aldi rather than the Lidl - which also sits Castle Street.

Information on the proposals will also be available to view via the project's dedicated website https://aldiconsultation.co.uk/dumbarton/ which will be live from Wednesday, September 20.