NANDO’S has been given the green light to open its first restaurant in Perth.

The chain, famed for its peri-peri chicken, has been granted planning permission to build a branch at Inveralmond Retail Park, on the edge of the city.

It will take over the unit which was previously occupied by Pavers Shoes and neighbour other big brands such as Costa and Aldi, close to the A9.

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Plans were lodged with Perth and Kinross Council last month and have since been approved.

The application received no objections. Once fully opened, there will be space for up to 82 customers and it will be open from 11am until 11pm daily.

Although a first for Perth, the popular chain already has 31 restaurants across Scotland, including two in neighbouring city Dundee as well as one in Dunfermline and St Andrews.