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Another Apple Retail Store Opening This Saturday in Glasgow

News of this week's Apple retail store openings has been trickling out day-by-day so far, and it seems that Apple has added one more opening to the schedule for this Saturday.

On Monday, we noted the unusual mid-week opening for the Stratford City store in London scheduled for the following day, with the new Jungfernstieg store in Hamburg, Germany following suit on Saturday. Yesterday, we reported that Apple had added two more opening for Saturday: Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas and Via Rizzoli in Bologna, Italy.


Barrier at Braehead retail store (Source: ifoAppleStore)

Apple last night added a fifth opening to this week's schedule with the debut of the Braehead store in Glasgow, Scotland. The store joins the existing Buchanan Street location to become the second in Glasgow, and will be Apple's 33rd store in the United Kingdom.



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104 months ago

Two in Glasgow, but none in Edinburgh or any other part of Sotland. Smart.


Well, Glasgow is Scotlands capital.
Rating: 5 Votes
104 months ago
Along the tradition of the lawsuit threads :

Can we get a "Retail store opening/design/planning" tab ? :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
104 months ago
That'll be nice for the Neds, once they've run out of money to chuck in the Puggy they can head over there to check their Facebook accounts.

I kid, I kid....I do like Glasgow! :D
Rating: 3 Votes
104 months ago
Two in Glasgow, but none in Edinburgh or any other part of Sotland. Smart.
Rating: 3 Votes
104 months ago
So glasgow, pop. 600k gets two stores and leeds population 800k gets none?

:rolleyes:

Asshats.
Rating: 3 Votes
103 months ago

I don't even want to contemplate the idea of heading to Glasgow in fear of getting a glass bottle up the chin and finish up somewhat like Gordon Ramsay! :eek:


Population of Scotland: 5.2m
Number of murders in 2009: 79
Victims per 1m: 15 (source (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Datasets/Homicide2009-10Datasets))

Population of London: 7.5m
Number of murders in 2009: 146
Victims per 1m: 19.4 (source (http://maps.met.police.uk/tables.htm))

I can break it down any way you want, GHB, ABH, assualt, you are safer coming to Glasgow.
Rating: 3 Votes
104 months ago
I did some reconnaissance tonight. The new store is located in the lower mall directly facing Next & Sports Direct. The Apple website says it's towards the Boots/Primark end but I actually think it's closer to the middle entrance.

The Braehead website still doesn't say anything about it, the store directory (http://www.braehead.co.uk/Shopping/Store-map) has an unnamed unit facing Sports Direct.

The black hoarding is now down and it's just blacked out windows. Photos attached.
Rating: 3 Votes
104 months ago

How's anyone supposed to understand them? They're bleedin' Scots!


How many Scots have you met that you couldn't understand? Please do not confuse the bad fake accents that you see on TV shows with reality.

Unless of course you've met some Aberdonians, in which case I can't understand them either ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
103 months ago
Even if all the murders were in Glasgow the figures are still better!

I couldn't get figures for Glasgow only (and bearing in mind the Braehead store isn't in Glasgow) and the OP didn't state their location to use as a comparison so I went with Scotland and London, a region with a similar population size to Scotland (which has 5 Apple Stores to Scotland's 3).

The point I was making is people state 'ooh I don't want to go to Glasgow in case I get stabbed' but don't back it up with anything other than conjecture. 'No Mean City' (the period when knife crime was prevalent in Glasgow) was pre-1970s and was one gang member attacking another gang member. I don't see anybody here saying they wouldn't go to a London Apple Store in case they got shot.
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103 months ago
Some photos from the opening today
If you want to use them, drop me a PM or flickr comment

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6154935987/)
Waiting in line (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6154935987/) by codenamecueball (http://www.flickr.com/people/cheesepuff/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6154937847/)
Grand Opening Visitor's Guide (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6154937847/) by codenamecueball (http://www.flickr.com/people/cheesepuff/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6155488392/)
A warm welcome (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6155488392/) by codenamecueball (http://www.flickr.com/people/cheesepuff/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6155490042/)
Floating MacBook Air (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesepuff/6155490042/) by codenamecueball (http://www.flickr.com/people/cheesepuff/), on Flickr
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