Apple seems set to open a second store in Scotland next year.

In October the company's plan to open a retail store in Glasgow was revealed; now it appears Apple will also open an outlet in Edinburgh, according to AppleInsider.

The Edinburgh branch will be situated on Princes Street in the central business area of the city, in view of Edinburgh Castle.

Apple will also open for business in Glasgow next year, following renovations and alterations costing £1,168,000 to a store on Buchanan Street, occupied until recently by The Pier.

Both Scottish stores seem set to offer all the lick and polish Apple retail outlets are known for, with the Glasgow shop outfitted with a glass spiral staircase, stainless steel panels and a stone floor.

Scotsys opened its own Apple Premium Reseller branch in Glasgow in November at 164 Great Western Road, and one in Edinburgh earlier this month.

"The inroads made by Scotsys within Scotland is underscored by this major investment into its retail outlets," said Scotsys managing director, John McAleenan at that time.

The report also claims that Apple has a list of 20 locations across the UK at which it hopes to open retail outlets.