Nine new Macintosh user groups are starting after the success of the group's stand at MacExpo last November.

The new groups will be based in Avon, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Birmingham, Bracknell, Buckinghamshire, east Midlands, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxford and Surrey.

Last year saw the successful restart of groups in Brighton and Cambridge.

Details of other existing groups are available from the London Macintosh User Group.

Michael Corgan of London Macintosh User Group said: "Greater recognition is being given to Macintosh User Groups outside North America. Apple has set up an international regional liaison and at the moment, Europe is covered by two reps."