The opening of Apple's Glasgow retail store has caused local reseller, Scotsys, to close its own store down.

Scotland's biggest Apple Premium Reseller, Scotsys this morning confirmed it will close down its Glasgow store.

The company's putting a brave face on it, saying the closure will allow it to focus on "providing services and solutions to businesses, public sector clients and the creative industries," from its bases in Bellshill and Edinburgh.

Managing director John McAleenan said: "The closure of our Glasgow store is a simple recognition of the fact that, since Apple opened its outlet on Buchanan Street, there has been very little room at the high-volume consumer end of the market.

"We are profitable and are really committed to making sure we provide solutions and services to our core Scottish markets, which account for the majority of our business."

"We are particularly pleased to have recently secured yet another single order for around 1,000 Apple computers to be installed and supported in a Scottish local authority," he added.