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Countdown to Apple store opening
iPod maker Apple will open its Glasgow store on Saturday
Scotland's first Apple store will open its doors to shoppers and enthusiasts on Saturday at 0900 BST.

The firm behind the iPod has chosen a listed building on Glasgow's Buchanan Street as the site of its first UK venture outside England.

The company is understood to have spent more than 1m converting the Category A property which previously housed a home furnishing store.

Fans have camped out prior to store openings around the world.

It is reported Apple will employ 59 staff in Glasgow, which will be the company's 10th UK store.

Plans for the 600 square metre outlet were said to include a new stone floor, stainless steel walls and ceilings and a glass spiral staircase.

It will include a Genius Bar, where customers can go for advice and hands-on technical support for Macs or iPods.

Shoppers can also "test drive" new products.

Three days after the opening, The Dykeenies will kick-off the first of a series of live shows from the store.

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