`'Who(!) says self storage isn`t interesting!!
Last week a Scottish self-storage company announced plans to expand its operations in Glasgow. The concept of self-storage is relatively new to Scotland but it seems to be catching on. So what do people use storage centres for?
When a full-sized Dalek turned up at Jon Wilson's workplace, he barely batted an eyelid.
As operations director of an Aberdeen-based self-storage company, he's seen plenty of strange things over the past 10 years.
He says: "We've had some weird and wonderful items stored here. Last year we were sitting next to the office window when a 6ft tall Jabba the Hut went past.
"It turned out it was a prop for a Star Wars event."
'Hotel for goods'
Mr Wilson's company, Simply Self Storage, is among dozens of firms with purpose-built secure storage facilities which have sprung up in Scotland since the early 1990s.
"Our storage facility has 700 rooms in 40 different sizes," he says. "We like to think of it as a hotel for goods.
"People have a wide variety of reasons for using our business. It could be that they have builders in at their homes and need to make space, or they have space-hungry hobbies like collecting movie memorabilia."