A FALLIN takeaway is in the running to be crowned the best in Scotland.

A total of ten restaurants have been nominated for Best Takeaway in Scotland at the 2016 British Takeaway Awards (BTAs).

Ally's Curry Palace, on The Square, makes the cut along with three finalists from last year, and a couple of competitors in Fife and around Glasgow.

The BTAs are run in association with Just Eat and celebrate the diverse range of cuisines and reward the amazing contribution a nation of takeaway owners make to both their local communities and the UK economy.

The most popular cuisine with Scots is curry, with six of the ten nominations for Indian takeaways.

Over the last month thousands of food fans in Scotland have been voting online and via post for their favourite takeaway.

Now, the general public has until October 24 to visit www.thebtas.co.uk and vote for which one of the 10 local takeaways they think has what it takes to be the best in Scotland.

The top five takeaways in Scotland that receive the most votes across the two voting periods will make it to the national awards ceremony at the Savoy in London on December 5.

Graham Corfield, UK managing director of Just Eat, said: "The British Takeaway Awards are all about recognising and rewarding the diversity and excellence of the nation's takeaway industry.

"Making it to the top ten best takeaways restaurants in Scotland is a great achievement as it means their customers think they are providing great food and excellent customer service."